The hope of the Family2Family Christmas Adoption Campaign is to provide Christmas gifts and needed items for Nashville families who are less fortunate. Our goal is to select 30-35 families (representing around 160-175 people, depending on how much is raised) that we know who have all completed applications and “contracts” and who are currently in need and willing to walk (or continue to walk) in relationship with Front Porch Ministry and who are committed to taking advantage of community events, service opportunities and life skills classes with our ministry. We limit the number of families selected so that we can better serve
All funds donated are tax deductible and will be used to purchase Gift cards by Front Porch Ministry through designated funds that are collected between November 8th – December 13th. The gift cards will be given (along with a Christmas stocking full of treats) to each family to purchase Christmas gifts.
Many of the families we serve, do not have transportation or the means of shopping. So we are offering to take many of them shopping along with volunteers on December 12th. Adopting families and the families being adopted are all been invited for times of connection to go shopping and wrap their gifts with volunteers on December 12th and to attend our Women’s Gathering on December 5th. These upcoming events are designed to encourage relationships and hope through connection. We will also have many more opportunities for connection throughout the year as well.
PRAY for our families during the Christmas Season and hopefully even beyond. Some of these families are battling some pretty difficult circumstances and generational hardships and/or addictions that have had a hold on their families for years. Pray for their freedom from addictions and strongholds and that they would know the hope and love of their Savior, Jesus Christ. If you have a desire to adopt a specific family and/or would like more details on the family who will be receiving a gift card from you, please let me know. I can provide you information about the family so that you can connect and pray specifically for them.
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Our 2020 Christmas shopping trip will be on December 20th.
Our Suggested donation is $50-$75 per family member which provides each person adopted: Something they NEED, Something to WEAR, Something for FUN.
Suggested Donation Amounts & Family Sizes:
- Adopt 1 (we have 5 individual kids/teenagers this year) = $50-$75 per person
- Adopt a family of 2 (we have 1 family this size) = $100-$150
- Adopt a family of 3 (we have 5 families this size) = $150-$225
- Adopt a family of 4 (we have 3 families this size)= $200-$300
- Adopt a family of 5 (we have 5 families this size) = $250-$375
- Adopt a family of 6 (we have 1 family this size) = $300-$450
- Adopt a family of 7 (we have 1 family this size) = $350-$525
- Adopt a family of 8 (we have 3 families this size) = $400-$600
- Adopt a family of 10 (we have 1 family this size) = $500-$750
- Adopt a family of 11 (we have 2 families this size) = $550-$825
- Adopt a family of 15 (we have 1 family this size) = $750 -$1,125
In the past we have connected families directly and allowed the shopping and donation to go directly from the donor to the family and have had both blessings and challenges. Although we LOVE the connection of families, we have come to learn that it is very important that the family (or families) donating financially remain anonymous to our families receiving so that new relationships between our Front Porch families and volunteer (and donating families) can begin on a neutral ground that is not based on giving and receiving materially, but instead on friendship and hope. We have found that this protects the families donating from being asked for financial assistance again from our families struggling in crisis. We are requiring that all donations & family assistance take place through Front Porch Ministry to keep ongoing relationships & friendships alive with healthy boundaries place. There will be lots of opportunities for face-to-face interactions among families throughout the Christmas Season and throughout the coming year. Relationships are key to impacting others.