Adopt A Family

November’s Outreach Project
Last year 326 needy families in Le Sueur County, including over 800 children, had a brighter Christmas through the Adopt-a-Family program.
Adopt-a-Family is coordinated through Le Sueur County Human Services. Families are screened through the county offices on the basis of economic need. St. Wenceslaus Parish in New Prague arranges for local families, organizations and churches to adopt and shop for the chosen families. Cash donations are also accepted to supply the remaining families.
The goal of this program is to provide the basics: coats, hats, mittens, shoes, boots, socks and other clothing items. First Lutheran participated last year by donating gifts for 8 families; in 2014, we are upping the ante and “adopting” 10 families!
A Giving Tree will be set up in the narthex by November 15th. On the tree will be tags for you to choose for shopping. Each tag will include the gift item as well as the age, gender and size, with names removed for privacy. Financial donations are also accepted. In fact, we’re off to a great start – our GNH children are contributing their offering monies toward this program this year!
All gifts must be delivered unwrapped and labeled with the original tag from the tree to our Giving Tree in the narthex by Sunday, December 7th.