Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have matched all of our ROCK families with sponsors. THANK YOU for supporting our families with your HUGS!
You can still support a family with a donation to our PIF – Pay-it-Forward program. Click here to donate.
Dear Holiday Elves,
Many of our clients live in poverty and have limited resources and for some, such as single parent families or those in crisis situations, the holidays are a difficult time. A large part of ROCK’s holiday preparation includes helping the families we serve to be able to provide the gift of happy memories to their children. Through our Hugs for the Holidays program, we anonymously match Holiday sponsors with families who are in need of assistance. The Holiday Elves then act as sponsors, kindly helping the family they are matched with by purchasing items on the kids’ wish lists. These items are distributed to the family by ROCK staff and volunteers. Please know that you are indeed acting as Santa for our littlest ones!
It is very affordable to sponsor a family. We have found that typically $75-$100 plus $25 per person, or more if there are teenagers in the family, for meals is a great budget. We ask that you consider this information when deciding on the size of family you are able to support. We would be very grateful to receive financial contributions in any denomination through cheques. Cheques are to be made payable to ROCK Foundation with a memo stating funds are to be directed to Hugs for the Holidays, or through gift cards to grocery stores or other retail stores such as Walmart.
If you would like to be part of this year’s Hugs for the Holidays program, please let us know by downloading the form from our website and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the number of people you would be willing to sponsor (e.g.: a family of 3). We will then follow up with you by providing you with information about the family (e.g. how many members, ages, and genders), as well as their wish list. You may also donate toys and other gifts. We kindly ask sponsors to have all donations sent unwrapped to ROCK by Friday December 15th at the latest. This ensures all families will receive their gifts in time for the Holiday Season.
If you know of anyone else who would be willing to help a family through our Hugs for the Holidays program, please feel free to share this information with them.
Thank you very much for your support in our goal to make the 2017 Holiday Season a happy one for all of our ROCK families. May the holiday season bring you joy and happiness!
The ROCK Hugs for the Holidays Team