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Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family, December 2019

Balancing Owl Yoga is an official sponsor of the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program. We are proud to be involved in this program for the 2nd year. See below for a reflection on last year’s experience, as well as, information about this year’s families.


Adopt-A-Family 2018

We sponsored 4 families (29 adults and children) offering Christmas morning with gifts under the tree for those in need.


Meet This Year’s Families- 2019

This year, we are sponsoring again 4 families (25 adults and children). Families are only eligible to participate in this program once. To participate, look for our giving tree soon and take a card and sign up for any one individual you’d like to sponsor. Instructions are on the back. All wrapped gifts are due back to the studio by December 8, 2019.


Family #13- Mom (age 29) and Dad (age 33), 4 kids (girl age 11, girl age 10, boy age 8, girl age 5). Dad was recently laid off a few months ago for 3 months. He went back to work and then their car broke down and needed expensive repairs so he had no way to get to work. Their bills are now all running behind and they are struggling to catch up. They lack the resources for gifts for their family this year and would really appreciate anything they might receive.

Family #14- Mom (age 39) and Dad (age 49), 4 kids (girl age 17, boy age 15, girl age 6, boy 9 months). This family has a lot of medical problems that require frequent trips to Children’s Hospital. Elizabeth cannot work and it is tough to make ends meet with a large family and only her husband’s job. They are most concerned that the oldest children stay in school and graduate on time. They lack the resources for gifts for the family this year and would really appreciate anything they might receive.

Family #15- Mom (age 33), 6 kids (girl age 14, girl age 13, girl age 12, boy age 9, girl age 9, girl 3 months). Mom is a a single mom who became homeless when the landlord raised the rent so high that she could no longer afford to pay it and got evicted. With assistance from the Salvation Army, she has been re-housed and is looking for work. Her only income right now is child support and that only pays for rent and utilities. She lacks the resources for gifts for the family this year and would really appreciate anything they might receive.

Family #16- Mom (age 34) and Dad (age 43), 4 kids (boy age 17, girl age 12, boy age 12, boy age 11). Mom and dad both struggle with health problems. Nina is blind and two of the children have special needs. They struggle just to pay the rent and utilities on their small SSI and dad’s part-time work. He cannot work full time because he has to care for the family so much. They lack the resources for gifts for the family this year and appreciate anything they might receive.

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