Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year so I try to enjoy the spirit of it for as long as possible. My tree will go up the weekend after Thanksgiving and I’ll decorate the house.
Christmas to me is about family – enjoying time together and showing how much you love one another. That’s why I feel it is so important to strive to help others even more during the Christmas season.
As we are applying and waiting for our 501c3 non-profit status, we want to get started right away! So this year, we are going to sponsor two families.
Like any non-profit, we can't help people who we don't know about. So we are opening up a family nomination process.
Here is how it will work:
1) Nomination process is open from September 15th-October 31st. (see rules for nomination)
2) Our board of directors will review all applications and reach out to two applicants.
3) We will have various fundraisers/donation times to help raise money for each family.
4) We will buy all the gifts and wrap them, then deliver them to either you (the sponsor) or directly to the family. (Santa can be available upon request for families with kids.)
A Sponsor can be a friend of the family, a teacher, a pastor, a caseworker, or someone who is not part of the family to be sponsored.
In addition to registering a family in need, our nominating partners must also facilitate contact between the families and us. Because privacy is of the utmost importance, we count on the sponsors to liaise information how they see fit for the family they support.
To be eligible for the Mission Fat Hearts Family Adoption program, families must be nominated by a Sponsor. Families are not able to nominate themselves.
Currently, we are only able to serve families in the following areas:
Our plan is to expand next year after we receive our 501c3 non-profit status.
All nominations are required to be submitted online. Registration must be filled out completely. Nominating more than one family requires registration to be filled out completely for EACH family.
Even if you don't know a family in our current sponsorship area, you can still help us make Christmas magical and memorable for the families we do sponsor!