Community Christmas Care - Adopt-A-Family
Welcome to the Community Christmas Care webpage!   In 2010, the ESP Rec-Council created
this program, in cooperation with Edgemere and Chesapeake Terrace Elementary Schools, to
support local families in need during the holiday season.  In addition to various ESP Programs
who have volunteered to Adopt families during the holiday season, this program is also open to
organizations and individual families looking to share their Christmas Spirit with those in need.  

Here is how it works... our local elementary school guidance counselors send us the names and
family information of those in need at their respective schools.  They also send us a wish list of
gift items for the kids.  Families, programs or organizations who chose to adopt a family(ies)
typically provide something along the lines of:

- Toys/Gifts for the kids (priority)
- Clothing for the kids (priority)
- Food and household items for the parent(s)
- Gift cards
- and sometimes gift items for the parents themselves.

The school guidance counselor also asks each family being adopted if it is okay to contact them
directly.  If so, upon contacting them, adopting families can deliver their wrapped gifts to them
directly.  Otherwise, they can drop them off at the school.   Either way, YOU are making a HUGE
difference in the lives of children!
 We are all in this together as a community... THANK YOU for
your consideration!

If you are interested in adopting a family or just want more information, contact Tim at
tcdodge@yahoo.com.  
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARE
FAMILIES ADOPTED
2010 - 4
2011 - 11
2012 - 9
2013 - ?
"...we had a great time shopping and can't
wait to deliver the gifts, I feel blessed just
to be able to do this."  -Linda
"I have already spoke with the Mom to
confirm all of the info and we are meeting
on Christmas Eve Eve to get her the gifts
so she can put them under the tree for
her family. We are also going to get a food
basket.  She is very dear and this has
been a joy for our family.  We traditionally
do generic gifts to organizations but this
has been more personal for us..."  -Lisa