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Help Brighten the Holidays for Families, Seniors, and Adults with Disabilities

All Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and retirees are invited to help brighten the holidays for families, seniors, and adults with disabilities facing hardships. The Office of Work, Life and Engagement partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season. Watch this short video to see the smiles, gifts, and healthy holiday meals from 2012.

Individuals and groups interested in adopting a family or senior should complete the online registration form no later than Thursday, December 12.

As the thank you messages below indicate, the generosity of the Johns Hopkins community positively impacts our neighbors in Baltimore City. Here is what two recipients said last year about their holiday:

"Ms. Jones* was moving over the holidays to her daughter’s home – her daughter’s job had just been terminated so gifts were very limited…Ms. Jones is bed-bound so is also in need of bedding supplies…Thanks to you, Ms. Jones had a much more joyful holiday than she would have otherwise. Many thanks for your generosity!" – Eldercare Case Manager (*name changed to maintain confidentiality)

"This is amazing; I don’t think "thank you" is enough. I want to hug my donors...please tell them they have changed my life forever"." – An adopted family

For more information, email or call 443-997-7000.

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