Dear TCBA Members:
With the holiday season fast approaching, it is time, once again, to ask for your assistance with the Thurston County Bar Association’s participation in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family Program. As most of you know, the Adopt-A-Family Program matches impoverished families with individuals or group sponsors who will provide them with gifts and other necessities listed on the families’ “wish list.” The “wish list” includes requests for toys, clothing, sport and electronic equipment and other household essentials like blankets, towels and sheets. Sponsors are asked to provide three or more wrapped gifts (plus stocking stuffers) to each family member on either Monday, December 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The wrapped gifts should be delivered to the Salvation Army building at 1505 4th Avenue East in downtown Olympia. The assignment of families is scheduled to start by November 12, 2019 and we hope to get the families to our sponsors before Thanksgiving.
For the 2018 Holiday Season the TCBA sponsored 31 families (115 individuals) and helped them have a happy holiday season. We are hoping to help and support even more families this year. To sponsor a family please email TCBA Administrative Assistant Heather Ligtenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and request for a family. The families are categorized as Small (one to three persons), Medium (four to five persons), and Large (six or more persons).
Please email Heather at email@example.com as soon as possible (and no later than Monday, December 9, 2019) if you are willing to participate in this most rewarding event.
The TCBA will not have some individual family members available for adoption at the 2019 Holiday Luncheon on December 13, 2019. We are encouraging firms to sponsor an entire family this year. This allows the TCBA to not only sponsor more families, but also allows the membership to have more time for socializing during the luncheon. We are hopeful that those members that cannot attend the luncheon or those who would like to make an early commitment to adopt a family will let us know as soon as possible so the TCBA can continue to make a difference in our community during this holiday season.
I thank you on behalf of the Thurston County Bar Association Board of Directors.