Giving Tuesday – "Adopt A Family", "Support a Senior" and "Help the Homeless" with POWER® Operation Holiday
Hundreds of families, individuals, seniors and the homeless to benefit from the generosity of donors for the Christmas Holiday.
By: POWER CHANGES LIVES
Donors help families like the Johnson's who, in addition to losing close relatives due to COVID-19, struggled with battling various medical issues causing frequent hospitalizations. As a result, the family is extreme debt, while attempting to resolve medical expenses. Without donor assistance, it would be impossible to purchase their children's wish list items such as slippers, headsets for distance learning, anything "Ryan's World" or "JoJo Siwa". Then there are families like Marcia Jacobsen, a single mother with a 6-year-old son Lathan. Diagnosed with sickle cell early in her life, she remains in chronic pain. Although in her early 30's she recently suffered a stroke, currently undergoing rehabilitation, and her condition leaves her unable to even consider purchasing Christmas gifts.
Those interested in donating should visit POWER® OPERATION HOLIDAY 2020 on Eventbrite choosing a family, senior or program to "adopt". Donors are provided the family background story and wish list. After committing they are provided the family's full name, contact and shipping information. Donors can also give a cash donation through the site or directly using Donate by PayPal and have the option whether to remain anonymous.
"COVID-19 has deeply impacted families and our economy. People are struggling to provide food, secure or maintain jobs, pay medical bills and rent. They are often faced with the daunting choice "food or medicine" and "rent or gifts." Holidays for many of these families is glaring reality – Christmas may not come this year" said Penny Lopez, Chairman. "We are more than confident that our amazing banded communities across the country will step up and meet the need where no opportunity to help this year is unmet".
In addition to Christmas support, POWER is also seeking donations for their Senior Connect® which provides Kindle Fire 7 tablet technology and training to high-risk Seniors, virtually connecting them with their physicians, houses of faith, family and community wellness checks. Without this technology, many seniors are at risk for a serious medical or health event including fatalities.
POWER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with focus on Health, Education, Food Insecurity, Housing and Homeless, Aging and Social Justice and Reform. To learn more about POWER, visit www.powerchangeslives.com
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