Creative Homes partnered with SOWASHCARESCO Cares and Basic Needs Thrift Shop to sponsor 10 families this holiday season acting as "Elves" to spread holiday cheer and make wishes come true! Our team members collected gifts based off of the wish lists provided from each family and spent last Friday afternoon wrapping all of the presents. It was time well spent as a team giving back to the community we are so proud to be a part of.
What is the Community Elves Holiday Help Program?
This program is set up to benefit families that may need help for the holidays in Washington County locations (including veterans in Dakota County). The program provides to parents and children that are identified by as being in the greatest need. Caring people from across our community and beyond are encouraged to participate. Anyone can become an Elf, individuals as well as members of families, office groups, and community organizations
How Does It Work?
We are working with the District 833 schools and Washington County staff to identify the families who are in greatest need. Those families are notified of the opportunity and are encouraged to submit their information on each family member via an online form. Staff at Basic Needs then distributes the profiles to individuals, families, or groups who want to sponsor a family or individual. Sponsors (Elves) purchase items, making sure that each family member receives an item on their list, wrap the items, and drop off the gifts at Basic Needs Thrift Shop.
At Creative Homes, giving back our time, money, and other resources is embedded into who we are. To do this, we partner with many different non-profits located around the Twin Cities. We believe it is important to give back to the communities that we serve. View some of our other organizations we give back to here.
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