CATCH housed 150 families who were experiencing homelessness in 2021, which costs $7,500 for each family under the rapid rehousing program. (Courtesy of CATCH)
Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, a local nonprofit aimed at housing Idaho families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley, is asking for sponsors to purchase Christmas presents for families in its annual gift-giving program, according to a press release.
Sponsors are matched with each family based on the size and needs of the family and the requests of the sponsors. Family wish lists will be provided to sponsors by Nov. 15.
Sponsors can drop off gifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from Dec. 1-15 at First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St. in Boise. Depending on the family and sponsor’s comfort level, gifts may be delivered directly to clients with the help of a CATCH staff member.
“Many CATCH clients recently moved into a home and are working toward financial independence – all while trying to provide a special Christmas for their children,” CATCH Executive Director Stephanie Day said in the release. “Through the Christmas Sponsorship program, donors are matched with CATCH families and have the opportunity to sponsor their Christmas wish lists.”
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