“to say we are thankful is an understatement! Thank you for the time, energy, and love you put into making my family's Christmas special!"
-CADA client and mother of 2
Here’s how it works:
Many individuals and families working with CADA struggle to put gifts under the tree because of financial struggles. Financial abuse happens in 99% of abusive relationships and because of this, many people we work with don’t have enough money to go around, especially during the holidays. You can help make this season magical for victims, survivors, and children in our community!
Adults and children working with CADA create a holiday wish list. At CADA, we do our best to provide basic necessities to the people we serve, so we encourage people to put items on their list that are truly wishes – things that will bring them joy. CADA Elves (donors) are then given wish lists and pick out the perfect items for the people they’re sponsoring.
As a CADA Elf, you’ll be matched with as many wish lists as you choose. On average, it costs around $75 to fulfill a wish list. You can shop for one person or an entire family! Simply fill out the form below with some basic information, and we’ll be in touch with more details and a wish list for you to fulfill.
Last year, 118 CADA Elves helped bring gifts to over 140 individuals from 47 different families! 96 children received gifts from their wish lists!
Third week of November
elves start receiving wish lists
We will begin collecting wish lists and get these lists to our CADA Elves. Wish lists continue to come in throughout mid-December and we will continue to match lists with our Elf Squad throughout the season.
Wednesday, december 13 - friday, december 15
CADA Elves can drop off gifts between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. If you can wrap the gifts, excellent!
deliver gifts to families
CADA advocates will begin distributing and delivering gifts to families.