It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is quickly approaching and all the kids of the world are getting their wish lists assembled.
Here at AK Child & Family, our children have created their wish lists. We need your help to make their wishes come true. By sponsoring, donating or contributing (whether your money or your time) you can do just that.
Sadly the holiday season can be a terribly stressful time for the youth in our care, especially if they are away from their family for the first time, or when memories of past holidays bring them discomfort. Because of their intensive treatment, many of these youth will not be able to be home with their loved ones for the holidays. We try to do all that we can to make sure the holidays are a special time in spite of this. That means that we work hard to provide all of the usual holiday activities so they don’t feel like they are missing out. Activities like baking Christmas cookies and preparation for our Christmas Pageant and Banquet are all favorites around here. With your help, we can nurture our youth throughout the holiday season and let them know they are cared about not only during this time of year, but all through their time with us.
We welcome donations all year long, and the following items are especially useful if delivered in time for the holidays.
- Batteries, new, all types
- Ethnic Dolls
- Fleece hats and vests
- Flashlights with batteries
- Plush, stuffed animals
- Puzzles, 500 ~ 1,000 pieces
- Remote control cars or trucks
- Ski gloves, warm, adult size
- Sleds, rigid plastic
- Slippers, new, child and adult sizes
- Sweat suits, new, adult sizes
- Watches, digital
- Yarn and crochet hooks
Our general Wish List (PDF) shows items we seek all year. Donations may be dropped off at AK Child & Family at 4600 Abbott Road between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. Please call us at (907) 346-2101 if you have any questions. quasquicentennial
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- Denis McCarville, President & CEO, on 12/18/2014
Last Friday we had our annual Christmas Party and Appreciation Dinner for our treatment foster parents. We know that being a foster parent isn’t always easy. While there is no doubt in my mind that they do this work because they care so much about children in need, the work that they do is very taxing.