In 2020, generous donors “adopted” over 200 individuals, families, seniors and the homeless throughout New Jersey. Individuals and families, through agency referrals were able to enjoy the holiday season without the stress and embarrassment of not being able to celebrate with their families. Seniors were provided Kindle Fire 7 tablets pre-programmed with life-saving technologies connecting them to their physicians (telehealth) to manage chronic conditions, pharmacies, grocery stores, and family wellness checks. The homeless were provided charitable gift cards from Walmart to purchase food and toiletries. This year, POWER has expanded its program to include all of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
The holidays are often a huge struggle for families, especially in a COVID-19 world where the new normal includes the loss the family members, head of household, unemployment and long-haulers who contracted COVID-19 and now suffer from chronic health conditions – together, POWER and our amazing community are here to help” said Penelope Lopez, President and CEO.
Donors can “adopt” a family immediately through Eventbrite, by accessing the Operation Holiday website. Family identifiers are not disclosed to protect privacy; however, the family background and wish list are provided to give donors a full understanding of the need. After adoption through Eventbrite, the family’s full contact information is provided by email with how to ship (or hand-deliver) the gifts directly to the household or community organization. Those who would like to adopt are reminded to thoroughly review the wish list, and if unable to fully commit to purchasing the items requested by the family or individual, encouraged to consider making a cash donation instead by visiting: http://www.operationholiday.net/donate or mailing a check to the Morris Plains, NJ home office.
Donors can also purchase a Kindle Fire Tablet to “Support a Senior” or Walmart Gift Cards to “Help the Homeless” and ship directly to POWER or make a monetary donation. All are 100% tax-deductible. Receipts will be mailed to all donors by January 31st, 2022.
POWER CHANGES LIVES INC (“POWER”) (People Organized Working Evolving Reaching) mission is to provide low-income, minority, and underserved communities the capacity to build and thrive, creating sustainable futures eliminating disparities in aging, education, finance, food insecurity, health, housing wellness, and social justice and reform.
To learn more about POWER, visit https://powerchangeslives.com
Company Name: Power Changes Lives INC
Contact Person: Penelope Lopez
Email: Send Email
Phone: (973) 866-5531
City: Morris Plains
Country: United States