With the holiday season around the corner, I hope you will consider “adopting” a Pacifica family this year. As an adopter, you really are a secret Santa because neither you nor your “adopted” family discloses names. If you like the adoption idea, but do not have the time t shop, you can also purchase gift cards for PRC to have on hand for other families we serve that are not officially adopted for the holidays. And, gift cards are always great for teens.
Here is how PRC’s Adopt A Family works: Pacifica families with children 17 and under sign up with PRC by turning in holiday wish letters from each child and naming one gift the whole family would like. You use those letters to guide your gift purchases and bring wrapped gifts to PRC after Thanksgiving and before Friday, December 8th. When the families pick up the gifts, they write you an immediate thank you (usually from the parents). Then, after the holidays, each child writes a thank you letter about the specific items they received.
To help you decide the number of children to adopt, we suggest that you plan to spend at least $100 per child for gifts and ask that you also include a household gift. Optional additional gifts are special holiday food treats and grocery store gift cards to purchase holiday food.
Call PRC when you know the size of the family you wish to support for the holidays and we will match you ASAP. We are in the process of signing up families now, so there may be a time lag between your request and the match. Our goal is to give you details about your family no later than Wednesday, November 23rd.
Thank you so much for your interest in our holiday programs.