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Ways to Give during the Holidays

Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season…

This magical time of the year is the perfect time to practice the “Spirit of Giving”.   At Associated Charities / Ashland County Food Bank we have several ways to become involved in the gift of giving to families in our community.  We provide gifts to Ashland County residents who are newborn through 18 years old, our program is designed to find a way to connect with these families and spread the joy of Christmas to all.

 Our program is broken down into three critical aspects to give you options on how you can give. It only takes a single act of kindness to bring a smile to a child’s face. Be the change in our community this Christmas!

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Adopt A Family

Our Adopt-a-Family Program connects you to a local family who needs your help while remaining anonymous.  You can request to adopt a family and then we will provide you with a wish list of their needs and wants. This is a very rewarding and exciting way for your family to help brighten another’s for Christmas. Please click this link or call our office at 419-281-6061 for more details.  Sign up deadline for this program is November 12, 2023.

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Stock “Santa’s Gift Shop”

Our Santa’s Gift Shop Program is one of our most unique. With this option gifts for children or monetary donations, are needed to fill Santa’s Gift Bags for children ages newborn to 18 years old. No donation is ever too small, If monetary donations are given, we will shop to find gifts needed for the children.

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Provide Food For A Meal

The memories of a holiday meal are ones we all cherish. Anyone can help with this gift… Think about your Christmas dinner and then purchase those foods to help another family in need.  You do not have to purchase a whole meal, even cans of vegetables or a bag of potatoes is important. No food purchase is too small and all donations count!  These items will be distributed at our Thanksgiving and Christmas meal giveaways.  What a beautiful way to involve your family and help another family at the same time.

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

– John Bunyan

Join us in changing lives of children in Ashland, Ohio.