Compass Partners with Local Community to make the Holidays Bright for Homeless Families
Updated: Dec 21, 2021
The 2021 holiday season was filled with inspiring and generous support for Compass families. In the 24th year of Compass' Adopt-a-Family program, we connected over 470 individuals, families, friends and corporate teams with 560 families in need. Last week, many families picked up their gifts and are full of joy and gratitude for this wonderful support from our community.
Many of the gifts our families receive through Compass’ Adopt-a-Family program includes toys, clothing, hygiene items, kitchen appliances, household items, Clipper cards, grocery gift cards and more. Families also receive gift certificates to experiences that they can enjoy year round, such as tickets to the aquarium or a gift card to Olive Garden for a nice family dinner.
Oftentimes donors are also able to fulfill significant needs for a family, such as helping a family recently housed through Compass programs, to furnish their empty apartment with beds, sofas, rugs and other furniture. Last year, many Compass families owed significant amounts of back rent debt and Adopt-a-Family donors raised over $400,000 to help families stay housed during the pandemic.
For many families experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty, the holidays may resurface trauma or complicated emotions. Thanks to our generous community of donors, volunteers and staff, Compass’ Adopt-a-Family program will provide families with not only gifts but also joy and happiness during the holiday season.
Thank you to our amazing community of donors, volunteers and staff for making the holidays merry and bright for Compass families!
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