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Human Services Seeks Sponsors for Adopt-A-Family Campaign

The V.I. Department of Human Services’ (VIDHS) Division of Children and Family Services is seeking sponsors for its annual Adopt-A-Family Holidays program. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, individuals, family members, friends, groups, schools and organizations are asked to donate $80 to purchase a holiday meal or a gift certificate for families in the territory, according to a press release issued Wednesday by DHS.
Commissioner designee Anita Roberts, Ph.D., said, “This is the community’s opportunity to experience the joy of giving to those who are less fortunate by paying it forward and helping put a smile on the faces of the children who otherwise may not have a positive experience during the holidays. The families are very appreciative of the kindness that is shown to them.”
The deadline for submitting contributions for Thanksgiving is Nov. 17. The deadline for submitting contributions for Christmas is Dec. 16.
For more information about becoming a sponsor of the program on St. Thomas-St. John or St. Croix, call 774-0930 and ask to speak with either Michelle Benjamin at ext. 4340 or Heather Lambertis at ext. 4245.
 

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