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Family Adoption Project in Full Swing

Posted On: November 13, 2017

Thank you to our partners with PetSmart and the Girl Scouts for donating over 300 stuffed animals to our Holiday Family Adoption Project.

The Holiday Family Adoption Project is a powerful and rewarding community initiative that is committed to one simple thing:  “To provide hope and encouragement for families in need.” The project is comprised of partnerships including but not limited to members from the Whittier Police Department, the Whittier Police Officer’s Association, the Salvation Army, the Whole Child , SPIRITT Family Services  and multiple community members and businesses alike. 

From the Family Adoption Projects Committee themselves:
  

•             We began this project almost one decade ago as a way to say Thank You; Thank you to a community who has entrusted us with the responsibility to make good decisions that will make them feel safe.   We want to say thank you by loving and caring for those who are less fortunate during the holidays.

•             Our mission is simple, yet profound:  We exist to provide hope and encouragement for families in need.

•             We do not simply engage in a transactional relationship with our families, we begin a connective relationship with them that transforms their lives.

•             We cannot achieve this mission without the love and support of our Whittier and SFS business communities.

•             Last year, with the Assistance of The Whole Child and SPIRITT,  we identified, adopted and changed the lives of six Whittier and SFS families.This could not have been done without the generous support of our local business.

•             This year The Salvation Army will also be assisting us with identifying families in need.

•             We invite all of our Whittier Businesses to get involved by donating their money, time, talent and effort to this powerful community initiative.

•             This is not just about the Police Department; it is about all of us as a community.

•             It is a powerful way for us to partner with one another to add further value to what is already an amazing community.

To learn more about the Family Adoption Project, please contact Project Coordinator, Sergeant Jim Uhl  909 908-5828 or 
juhl@cityofwhittier.org