Help us bring the spirit of Thanksgiving to Rochester families in need.
The holiday season is approaching and there are many families in Rochester who will be unable to celebrate in the comfort and abundance that we often take for granted. Dimitri House is committed to providing food baskets to those in need and you can help in spreading the spirit of Thanksgiving by adopting a family to feed.
For the last several years, we have utilized an Adopt-a-Family approach that matches donors up with one of the families that have requested a food basket. This program allows donors to customize the food basket and be as creative as they'd like with its presentation. Donors have the option to deliver their basket directly to their adopted family or they may drop it off at Dimitri House and we will arrange for it to be picked up.
Our expectation is that the food basket includes all of the ingredients for a nutritious Thanksgiving meal and that some attention be given to ethnic food preferences. We will provide a list of items with your donor confirmation, or you can also contact your adopted family directly to learn more about their needs.
If you're part of an organization that is looking to participate in a charitable holiday program, this is a great opportunity to get involved and connect with families in our community who need a little extra love and support. You might even consider coordinating this program for your office/organization, collecting supplies, and then hosting a fun basket making party for everyone to participate in. You can adopt as many families as you'd like! Baskets will have to be packed and dropped off to Dimitri House between November 14 and 16 or they can be delivered directly to your adopted family, preferably by November 21. More details will be provided in your confirmation letter.
These food baskets meet a tremendous need in our community while also encouraging us to reflect upon the many things for which we are thankful. To get started, please contact us at Dimitri House via phone (585-325-1796) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, October 17. We will fill out an application with you and then match you with a family. We'll also send their information to you by Friday, November 4th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 585-325-1796. We are so grateful for your support and generosity. Wishing you abundance and peace.Happy Thanksgiving!
- People Skills
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Ability to personally deliver Thanksgiving food baskets to clients OR drop off at Dimitri House.