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Holiday Assistance Campaign

The 2023 Holiday Assistance Campaign is now complete!

The 2023 ACS Holiday Assistance Program numbers are in and we are so thankful for the incredible generosity of our community.

During the holiday season, ACS was able to provide 128 families with Holiday Hampers and deliver 102 Santa to a Senior care packages to local seniors. 

Through the Holiday Assistance Program, we proudly:

  • distributed 128 hampers, a 19.6% increase over last year
  • served 478 individuals, a 24.5% increase over last year
  • served 240 children, a 29% increase over last year
  • distributed 13,529 lbs of food
  • provided $13,530 in grocery gift cards

Each hamper contained non-perishable food items, a frozen turkey roll, fresh eggs, carrots, potatoes, onions, grocery store gift cards, toys and gift cards for children (up to age 18) along with essential household products – laundry detergent, toiletries, toilet paper, and dish soap.

We could not have accomplished this task without the support of our amazing community. Your generosity helped ensure that income-challenged families, seniors, and individuals had a wonderful holiday season with their loved ones.

Thank you to everyone who donated toys, gift items, non-perishable and fresh food, personal hygiene products or made a monetary contribution! Thank you to the local schools, businesses, churches, organizations, and families that ran toy drives, food drives, or collected donations on our behalf.

We also want to express how grateful we are for our amazing volunteers who helped us with collecting and sorting donations, assembling hampers, delivering them to families, and so much more. None of this work would be possible without your dedication to giving back to your community.

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Thank you for choosing to Give Where You Live!

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Santa to a Senior

We were able to distribute 102 Santa to a Senior care packages in 2023. These care packages are created and assembled by our Youth Engagement Program, The Net.

We thank them for all the hard work that goes into creating these care packages! Thank you also to everyone who donated to our Santa to a Senior program. Your donations helped bring some cheer to local seniors this holiday season.

This program is a great intergenerational project, connecting youth and seniors.

2024 Holiday Assistance Program

The ACS Holiday Assistance Program provides food hampers and gifts to income-challenged families, individuals, and seniors in the community to ensure that no one gets left behind during the holiday season.

This fundraiser kicks off on November 12th, 2024 and runs until the end of the year. There are many different ways to help. Details for the 2024 campaign will be available in the fall.

More Information

For more information or to register for this program, please click here.