Y Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gifts for Kids 2012 Invitation

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gifts for Kids
2012 Invitation
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our participation in this year’s Friends of Karen Adopt-A-Family Program will help
provide our children and their families with a happy holiday season.
Worries about medical treatments, medical bills,
household expenses and so many other illness-related issues
put a great deal of stress on the mothers and fathers of
critically ill children. Where to find the time ... where to find
the money to give their children even a minimal holiday...
this only adds to their worry.
Friends of Karen is dedicated to helping seriously ill
children and their families throughout the New York tri-state
area with financial, emotional and advocacy support.
Although we do this all during the year, we are determined
to do all we can to keep the holidays a special time of joy for
our children and their families. One important way we do
this is through our ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM. With help
from donors like you, we ensure that all our families have
holiday gifts for their children.
Here’s how it works: Our social workers ask moms
and dads to send us their children’s “wish lists” for toys,
books, music, clothing or other gifts. We then ask our donors
to “adopt” a child or children and shop for the gift or gifts
on the lists. Donors may choose to buy one gift for one child,
or several gifts for several children, or donate all the gifts for
a family’s holiday. Or if it’s easier, you can send gift cards or
a check, and we’ll do the shopping. The choice is up to you
and your gift budget.
Please join us this holiday season and provide an
extra measure of comfort and love to our children, their
brothers and sisters, moms and dads. What better way to
celebrate the holiday spirit than by giving to a child?
Adorable two-year old Valentina recently
completed treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare
cancer of the bone and soft tissue.
PLEASE TURN SHEET OVER FOR MORE DETAILS
PLEASE FILL OUT FORM AND RETURN TO: Friends of Karen, AAF/Holiday Gifts for Kids, PO Box 190, Purdys, NY 10578
NAME:______________________________________________________________________________ DATE:_____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________ CITY:_____________________________ ZIP:___________
E-MAIL:______________________________________________________________________________________________________
PHONE:_____________________________ _______________
Daytime/Work
Time
_____________________________ _______________
Home:
Time:
Please indicate the best time and way to reach you. (Calls will be made during business hours.) ❑ Telephone
CHECK ONE:
❑ I will shop. My gift budget is $________.
❑ I prefer to send gift cards. My budget is $________.
❑ I cannot shop but I want to help. My tax-deductible donation for $________ is enclosed.
DELIVERY METHOD ❑ Drop gifts at Friends of Karen’s office in Purdys, NY
CHECK ONE:
❑ Drop gifts in Larchmont (call for location)
❑ Drop gifts in Briarcliff Manor (call for location)
❑ E-mail
❑ UPS or mail to Friends of Karen in Purdys, NY
❑ Drop gifts in Yorktown Heights (call for location)
Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gifts for Kids
DETAILS:
It’s easy to participate! You can help by shopping for and donating gifts on our children’s wish lists.
Here’s how:
❑ Complete this form and send it no later than December 3rd to:
Friends of Karen
AAF/Holiday Gifts for Kids
PO Box 190 Purdys, NY 10578
❑ We will call or e-mail you with the name, age and gift list(s) of a child or children.
❑ Deliver the unwrapped gifts ASAP to Friends of Karen.
You will be given a drop-off deadline date when you receive the wish list.
❑ Include the enclosed green Gift Inventory Sheet when you deliver your gift(s).
Please be sure to include your estimate of the gifts’ value. Hold your receipts for your tax records.
IMPORTANT:
Please remember you are making an important commitment to provide gifts for the child(ren) you have pledged
to help. If you cannot find the toy or gift, please CALL US immediately.
Please DO NOT SUBSTITUTE and DO NOT WRAP GIFTS. We welcome gift wrap, scotch tape, bows, tissue paper
and holiday candy.
DELIVER BY:
You will be given a two-week delivery deadline date. All gifts are due AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please include your
Gift Inventory Sheet with your items.
DELIVER IN PERSON:*
FRIENDS OF KAREN
118 Titicus Road
(Route 116)
Purdys, NY
BY US MAIL TO:
FRIENDS OF KAREN
PO Box 190
Purdys, NY 10578
BY UPS TO:
FRIENDS OF KAREN
118 Titicus Road
Purdys, NY 10578
OFFICE DELIVERY HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
QUESTIONS: Call Denise Tredwell at (914) 617-4052 or e-mail denisetredwell@friendsofkaren.org
* Directions available on our website www.friendsofkaren.org.
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