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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.

Individuals and groups interested in adopting a family or senior should complete the online registration form no later than Friday, December 7.

As these thank you messages 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…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)

“WOW!!!- That’s all I can say and thank you. We had an AMAZING Christmas. Thank you for EVERYTHING-we LOVED EVERYTHING you gave us- nobody has ever helped us like this- We are so happy.” – An adopted family

For more information, email bmonroe6@jhu.edu or call 443-997-0338.

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