Christmas has become too commercial, says Janeen Auld, which makes the Adopt-a-Family program a perfect way for her to celebrate the holiday.
“My family doesn’t exchange gifts,” says Auld, an instrument technician in the chemistry department. “It’s just too much stuff. Buying for people truly in need is the only type of shopping I want to do.”
With campus offices already having committed to helping about 30 families through the Children's Aid Society this holiday season, organizer Mary Anne Beaudoin reminds the university community that it’s not too late to join in.
The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society developed the Adopt-a-Family program to ensure happy holidays for local children. The society asks sponsors to provide clothing and food to assist families through the holidays and beyond, in addition to toys.
Many times we have heard it said that the holidays are for children. The Adopt-a-Family program of the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Foundation works to make that ideal a reality, and is looking for sponsors across the university community.