The stress of the holiday season can often bring additional challenges for families and individuals who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or neglect. SOS hopes to help make the holidays brighter for these families by partnering with community members willing to “adopt” a family by providing basic needs and gifts.
Families or individuals are eligible for adoption if they have worked with SOS consistently the last three months and do not qualify for assistance from the Salvation Army. Anyone is eligible to be matched with a family. SOS traditionally has between 50-100 family members/individuals for adoption within the six counties we serve: Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Greenwood, Morris and Osage.
When you adopt a family, you will receive a copy of the “wish list” they have filled out with the help of their SOS advocate. It will include genders, ages, sizes and some of their favorite things. Please drop off unwrapped gifts between 8am – 5pm (Monday-Friday) prior to December 13th at the SOS Administrative Office located at 618 Mechanic in Emporia.
If you are interested in adopting a family/individual or wish to donate money for gifts this holiday season please call SOS at 620-343-8799 or email email@example.com.
The deadline to adopt is Friday, December 6th.