Comfort & Joy
How to get into the holiday spirit with Attain Housing
We all deserve some holiday cheer at the end of a year like no other, and that especially applies to the families in our transitional housing program. They have been so resilient in the face of the pandemic and have worked so hard to overcome the economic challenges of 2020. We are simply in awe of their strength. Families like Madoro and her 3 sons and Lena and her 5 children, who were all featured in one of our Week of Giving videos. Madoro, who suffers from sickle cell disease and had to close her hair braiding business last year as a result of it, is healthy enough to work again and recently got a job at a hair salon. Lena continues to do admin and front desk work for a glass repair company. These families are working hard and refusing to give up hope for a better future for their children.
Holiday donors, NOW is your time to shine. Every year, we count on your giving spirit to ensure vulnerable families get through this challenging time and allow parents to give their children the holiday cheer they so deserve. Plus, your holiday donations are the gift that keeps on giving year-round to our client families.
Holiday Giving Drive
Our Holiday Giving Drive kicks off on Giving Tuesday, which falls on December 1 this year. Make a gift online to help cover food, gifts, and more for one child. Your gift of $25 will buy one gift for one child. $50 will buy holiday meals for a family of 2 or 3 and $100 covers holiday meals for families of 4 or larger. Our case managers will ensure delivery of the gift and food cards to the 37 families living in our transitional housing apartments in Kirkland and Bellevue.
Many of our client families are struggling this year with basic needs—covering costs to repair a car heater before the winter cold takes hold, a table and chair for homework, or making this month’s rent. Your online donation will go directly to assist these families with their financial needs.
Thanks to so many generous donors who already stepped up to shop for a family’s “wish list,” all of those wish lists are in the process of being fulfilled. Meanwhile, it’s not too late for your online donations.
We can’t thank you, our donors and supporters, enough for your incredible and stalwart support throughout this difficult year. We are excited and thankful to hopefully end the year on a positive note by providing a happy holiday season to the vulnerable homeless families we serve.