Each year, New American Pathways collects and distributes holiday gifts to children served by our agency. This is made possible because of donations made by the New American Pathways Community! Last year, we collected a record number of gifts for over 600 children with a value of almost $12,000. We receive donations from schools, volunteers, places of worship, community groups, businesses and many more generous donors. Last year, over 50 volunteers came together to wrap gifts for our first ever wrapping parties.
This year it is our goal to get gifts to about 400 children ages 1-16 throughout our afterschool, resettlement, and family empowerment programs. For some of the families that we serve, purchasing holiday gifts is an extra challenge especially considering COVID-19, job losses and barriers they face as a newly arrived refugees. We are grateful that for the last 5 years we have been able to fill a gap for so many children and their families and look forward to doing so again this year.
Please consider donating through our wish list to purchase gifts. You can use these two wish lists below to donate.
Thank you in advance for your support. This program is the highlight of the year for many of our staff, students, volunteers and community partners. And while due to COVID -19, this year we have had to drastically alter how we hold donation drives, prepare, and distribute gifts we are happy that we will still be able to provide so many families with gifts.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Hana Johnson at email@example.com. Thank you for making this program possible!