Adopt-a-Family Holiday Giving Program 2017

Categories: Community, Donations, Get Involved, Impact

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

YWCA Adopt-a-Family Holiday Wish List ProgramMany families walk through the YWCA Spokane’s doors looking for opportunities for a better tomorrow. During this holiday season of giving, consider sponsoring one of the below holiday wish lists and help us make this holiday season a little brighter for women, children, and families in our community.

If you or your place of business are interested in sponsoring one of the below wish lists, please contact Kate Sowers, Volunteer Coordinator, at 509-789-9312 or email kates@ywcaspokane.org

 


 

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#1

anita & larry – 5 PERSON FAMILY

This is a strong and caring family with a passion for all things Seahawks! Dad is very involved. Their 4 year old daughter Gracie is enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program. In addition to Gracie, they have a 3 year old daughter Ashlynn, a 1 year old son Cain, and an 8 month old son Camden. Anita & Larry don’t have a car, and paying for bus passes is a burdensome expense. This family is incredibly resilient and supportive of one another.

Holiday Wish List

For Anita (44 year old mother):
Anita loves to cook and her favorite color is pink.

  • Hoodie (size: XL)
  • Sweatpants (size: XL)
  • Bathrobe (size: XL)
  • Slippers (size: 10)
  • Nike or Adidas Tennis Shoes (size: 10)

For Larry (44 year old father):
Larry loves the Seahawks and his favorite color is blue.

  • Seahawks Jersey (size: 3XL)
  • Seahawks Tshirt (size: 3XL)
  • Tennis Shoes (size: 10W)
  • Sports Gear

For Gracie (4 year old girl):
Gracie loves Nickelodeon and Disney.  She especially loves Doc McStuffin and My Little Pony.

  • Toys
  • Baby Dolls
  • Clothes (size: 4T or larger so she can grow into them)
  • Shoes (size: 10)

For Ashlynn (3 year old girl):
Ashlynn loves Disney and Nickelodeon, and her favorite color is pink.

  • Toys
  • Clothes (size: 3 or 4)

For Cain (1 year old boy):
Cain loves Paw Patrol.

  • Clothes (size: 12-18 month)
  • Shoes
  • Baby Toys

For Camden (8 month old boy):

  • Clothes (9-12 month)
  • Baby Blankets
  • Baby Toys

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#2

SPONSORED: Thank you Washington Trust Bank

OSHA – 4 PERSON FAMILY

Osha is a single mother to three children.  Her daughter Orianna (4) is enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  Osha, Orianna, Shelton (3) and Brooklyn (18 months) love playing games together as a family.

Holiday Wish List

For Osha (23 year old mother):
Osha loves singing, drawing, and cooking, and her favorite color is red.

  • Pants (size: 5)
  • Shirts (size: small)
  • Shoes (size: 7.5)

For Orianna (4 year old girl):
Orianna loves to color and to play with toys.

  • Coloring Books
  • Dolls
  • Toys
  • Clothes (size: 5T)
  • Shoes (size: 10)

For Shelton (3 year old boy):
Shelton loves coloring, cars, animals, watching TV, and building things.

  • Coloring Books
  • Toy Cars
  • Clothes (size: 4T)
  • Shoes: (size: 8)

For Brooklyn (18 month old girl):

  • Shirts (size: 18-24 month)
  • Pants (size: 18-24 month)
  • Shoes (size: 4)

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#3

Timothy – 3 PERSON FAMILY

Timothy is a single dad with two kids – Allayah (6), and Michael (4), who attends YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  He is adjusting to being a single dad, and without a car, takes multiple busses a day to get Allayah and Micheal to school.  This family of three has a lot of love for one another, and loves spending time together after school and on the weekends.

Holiday Wish List

For Timothy (52 year old father):
Timothy loves hiking, fishing, and reading Westerns.

  • Jeans (size: 32×30)
  • Shirts (size: L)

For Allayah (6 year old girl):
Allayah loves arts and crafts, and anything “Frozen”.  Her favorite colors are pink and blue.

  • Art Supplies
  • Coloring Books
  • Pants (size: 6)
  • Shirts (size: 6)
  • Socks
  • Underwear

For Michael (4 year old boy):
Micheal loves Spiderman and Batman.  His favorite colors are blue and red.

  • Coloring Books
  • Blocks
  • Pants (4T)
  • Socks
  • Underwear

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#4

Judith & charles – 7 PERSON FAMILY

Judith and Charles have a big family full of energetic kids – Tyisha (15), Kaitlyn (6), Gabriel (4), LaRae (2) and Logan (10 months).  Gabriel, or Gabe for short, is enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  This family loves cooking, wrestling, and celebrating American Indian culture.

Holiday Wish List

For Judith (mother):

  • Gift Cards
  • Cookware

For Charles (father):

  • Gift Cards

For Tyisha (15 year old girl):
Tyisha loves listening to music.

  • Headphones
  • Shirts (M)
  • Shoes (8.5-9)

For Kaitlyn (6 year old girl):
Kaitlyn loves Paw Patrol and learning new things.

  • Movies
  • Learning Toys
  • Legos

For Gabriel (4 year old boy):
Gabe loves Paw Patrol and building things.

  • Legos
  • Pajamas (size: 4T)

For LaRae (2 year old girl):
LaRae loves anything with butterflies on it.

  • Dolls
  • Stuffed Animals

Logan (10 month old boy):

  • Baby Learning Toys
  • Books
  • Puzzles

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#5

SPONSORED: Thank you Reyes Family

Erica – 2 PERSON FAMILY

Single mom Erica has overcome some major obstacles, and things are looking up for her and her daughter Serenity (4).  Erica has recently found employment and has enrolled Serenity in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  These two have a strong support system.  They are staying with friends and family for now, but are looking forward to the next big step of having a home of their own.

Holiday Wish List

For Erica (mother):
Erica loves going to the movies, and never starts her day without a cup of coffee.

  • Gas Card
  • Gift Cards
  • Movie Tickets
  • Coffee

Serenity (4 year old girl):
Serenity loves learning and playing games.

  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stuffed Animals

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#6

vanessa & patrick – 5 PERSON FAMILY

This resilient family has escaped domestic violence and experienced homelessness for an extended period of time.  Vanessa and Patrick enrolled their two youngest, Mason (5) and McKayla (5) in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  Nikolas (11) attends a local school.  Vanessa is very involved in her children’s lives, participating regularly in field trips, family nights, and parent meetings. This family’s fierce love for one another has been the key to their success.

Holiday Wish List

For Vanessa (25 year old mother):
Vanessa loves cooking and coloring, and her favorite color is yellow.

  • Crockpot
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Coloring Book

Patrick (30 year old father):
Patrick loves “fixing stuff”

  • Basic Tool Set

Nikolas (11 year old boy):
Nikolas’ favorite colors are blue and green.

  • Shoes (size: adult 10.5)

Mason (5 year old boy):
Mason loves Paw Patrol and his favorite colors are blue and red

  • Toys
  • Clothes (size: 6T)

McKayla (5 year old girl):
McKayla loves all things pink.

  • Polly Pocket
  • Clothes (size: 6/7)

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#7

SPONSORED: Thank you Peter Shields

Misha & krystal – 6 PERSON FAMILY

Misha and Krystal are sisters who are both single moms, raising their kids Jaxx (Misha’s 4 year old son, attending YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program), Josiah (Krystal’s 4 year old son, also attending YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program), and Loridee (Krystal’s 2 year old daughter).  Their family also includes Grandma, who lives with them as well.  Misha has worked full time at the same company for years, and Krystal was recently able to acquire work at the same company part time.  The family recently lost their car to an accident and are dealing with the strain on figuring our transportation for their family of six.

Holiday Wish List

For Misha (31 year old mother):
Misha loves basketball and music and her favorite color is grey.

  • Sweatshirt (size: medium or large)
  • Sweatpants (size: medium or large)
  • Socks

Krystal (32 year old mother):
Krystal loves music, makeup, owls and unicorns.  Her favorite sports team is the Seahawks, and her favorite colors are teal, purple, and pink.

  • Socks
  • Makeup

Jaxx (4 year old boy):
Jaxx loves the Seahawks, superheroes, dinosaurs, Pokeman, and science.  His favorite colors are blue, green, and red.

  • Tshirts (size: 5-6)
  • Pants (size: 6)

Josiah (4 year old boy):
Josiah loves Ninja Turtles, Superheroes, and Gekko.  His favorite colors are blue and green.

  • Pajamas (size: 5)

Loridee (2 year old girl):
Loridee loves to play dress up and to play kitchen.  Her favorite colors are pink, purple and blue.

  • Play kitchen
  • Tshirts (size: 2T)
  • Pants (size: 2T)
  • Socks
  • Footie Pajamas (size: 2T)

Grandma:
Grandma didn’t include any gift ideas for herself…but we encourage whoever adopts this family to pick out a couple of nice gifts for her too!

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#8

Drema & Sandra – 6 PERSON FAMILY

Drema and her mom Sandra are raising Drema’s three kids together – Mac (15), Kyia (12), and Onyx (4), who is enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  Their family recently suffered the loss of a child.

Holiday Wish List

For Drema (36 year old mother):
Drema’s favorite hobby is scrap-booking, and her favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers.

  • Green Bay Packers Sweatshirt (size: large)

Sandra (71 year old grandmother):
Sandra loves reading – especially books by Danielle Steele and Clive Cussler.  Her favorite color is purple.

  • Books
  • Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Mac (15 year old boy):
Mac loves spending time with his friends on social media.

  • Subway Gift Card
  • Spencer’s Gift Card
  • Hot Topic Gift Card
  • Sport’s Authority Gift Card

Kyia (12 year old girl):
Kyia loves music (her favorite band is Nightcore) and her favorite color is light blue.  

  • Pullip Doll
  • Skin care products (for sensitive skin)
  • Makeup (for sensitive skin)

Onyx (4 year old girl):
Onyx loves playing with trolls and jumping on trampolines.  She loves to play store or restaurant.  Her favorite color is yellow.

  • Shirts (4T)
  • Socks
  • Walkie Talkies

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#9

SPONSORED: Thank you Gonzaga Family Law Club

krystyna & James – 5 PERSON FAMILY

Krystyna and James have two girls (Ashlynn, 6 and Tammee “T.J.”, 2) and a boy (James “Bubbie”, 4, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program).  James is in the process of applying for disability due to a rare disease that makes walking very difficult.  Krystyna works full time.  The family loves spending time together eating dinner, reading, and playing games.

Holiday Wish List

For Krystyna (26 year old mother):
Krystyna loves cooking and her favorite color is teal.  

  • Soft blanket
  • Coffee Gift Card
  • Salon Gift Card
  • Socks (size: large)
  • Slippers (size: 9/10)
  • iPhone Charger

James (30 year old father):
James loves all family activities.

  • Soft blanket
  • Coffee Gift Card
  • Barber Gift Card
  • Red Bull
  • Shirts (size: M/L)
  • Jeans (size: 32/30)
  • Slipper (size: 10/11)
  • iPhone Charger

Ashlynn (6 year old girl):
Ashlyyn loves cheerleading and riding her bike.  Her favorite colors are pink and purple.  

  • “My Life” Dolls and Accessories
  • Dress Up Clothes (size: 6/7)
  • Barbie Dolls and Accessories

James “Bubbie” (4 year old boy):
Bubbie loves trucks karate, and superheroes (especially batman).  His favorite color is red and he loves to wear camo.  

  • Superhero Toys
  • Toy Cars
  • Toy Dinosaurs
  • Soft Blanket
  • Clothes (size: 5T)
  • Shoes (size: 11-12)

Tammee “T.J.” (2 year old girl):
T.J. loves to be on the move!  Her favorite colors are pink and purple, and she loves to wear camo.

  • Baby Dolls
  • Bath Toys
  • Books
  • Soft Blanket
  • Clothes (2T-3T)
  • Shoes (4-5)

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#10

jennifer & James – 3 PERSON FAMILY

Jennifer and James and their daughter Camille (4, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program) love spending time together.  Family is incredibly important to them.  Their favorite things to do together are camping and swimming.  They’ve recently had a string of temporary living situations including living in a shelter and with friends, and are looking forward to having a home of their own soon.

Holiday Wish List

For Jennifer (27 year old mother):
Jennifer’s favorite color is blue.  

  • Perfume or Body Mist
  • Shoes (size: 10)
  • Snow boots (size: 10)
  • Clothes (size: 3XL-4XL)
  • Pants (size: 22)
  • Socks

James (39 year old father):
James loves the outdoors, and his favorite color is blue.

  • Shoes (size: 14)
  • Pants (size: 36/34)
  • Shirts (size: XL)
  • Socks

Camille (4 year old daughter):
Camille’s favorite colors are pink, purple, and blue.

  • Clothes (size: 6/7)
  • Warm Gloves
  • Snow boots (size: 10)
  • Baby Dolls
  • Outdoor Toys
  • Educational Books and Toys

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#11

SPONSORED: Thank you McDonald Family

sara – 3 PERSON FAMILY

Sara fled with her children, Kiarra (4, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program) and Alyssa (3) from an abusive relationship, and the family is new to Spokane.  Sara is working on getting her GED and is enrolled in an apprenticeship program.  Sara and her girls are currently living in a shelter, and are looking forward to moving to a home of their own.

Holiday Wish List

For Sarah (24 year old mother):
Sarah’s favorite color is pink.  

  • Sweatshirt (size: XL)
  • Socks

Kiarra (4 year old girl):
Kiarra loves art and her favorite animal is a horse.  

  • Art Supplies
  • Toy Horse

Alyssa (3 year old girl):
Alyssa loves to play with toys, especially dolls

  • Barbies
  • Baby Dolls

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#12

Victoria & brett – 6 PERSON FAMILY

Vicki and Brett are parents to Annabella (8), Zolton (7), Sophia (5), and Izaiah (3), all of whom have gone through through YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program.  Brett has recently been laid off and Vicki is working part-time to support the family.  Both Zolton and Izaiah have severe allergies and are working hard to make lifestyle adjustments to support their children.  The family is so grateful for this opportunity to brighten up their holiday season.

Holiday Wish List

Vicki (29 year old mother):
Vicki loves playing games with her kids, walking, cooking, and baking.  

  • Family games
  • Cooking supplies
  • Baking supplies

Brett (30 year old father):
Brett likes welding, family time, working on cars (and teaching the kids to work on cars!).  

  • Napa Auto Parts Gift Card

Annabella (8 year old girl):
Annabella loves drawing, reading, writing, playing basketball, riding bikes and helping her dad work on cars.  

  • Art Supplies
  • Basketball
  • Clothing (size: juniors 1)
  • Shoes (size: women’s 5)
  • Educational books

Zolton (7 year old boy):
Zolton loves riding bikes, working on cars with his dad, science, and math.  

  • Baseball
  • Models
  • Math Books
  • Clothes (size: 7/8)
  • Shoes (size: 2)

Sophia (5 year old girl):
Sophia loves dress up, dolls, Paw Patrol, coloring and learning.

  • Baby Dolls
  • Dress Up Clothes and Accessories
  • Educational Books

Izaiah (3 year old boy):
Izaiah loves running, playing, dinosaurs, Paw Patrol, and cars.  

  • Toy Cars
  • Toy Dinosaurs
  • Anything Paw Patrol
  • Clothes (size: 4T)
  • Shoes (size: 10)

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#13

frances & ryan – 6 PERSON FAMILY

Frances and Ryan are proud of their blended family, consisting of Asher (7), Evangeline (4, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program), and Jaxson (3), with a new baby on the way.  Ryan works full time and Frances is currently enrolled in Spokane Falls Community College.  They’re excited to celebrate the Holiday Season together as a family.

Holiday Wish List

Frances (23 year old mother):
Frances loves beading, Anime, drawing, painting with acrylics, and playing games on the family’s PS4.  Her favorite colors are red and black.

  • Anime Books, Shows, and Movies
  • Baby or Maternity Items (No Clothes Needed)
  • Canning Tool Set

Ryan (25 year old father):
Ryan loves working on cars, playing games on the family’s PS4, Dragon Ball, and Big Sled.

  • PS4 Membership Card
  • Rocket League Game for PS4
  • A Big Sled

Asher (7 year old boy):
Asher loves playing Pokeman, doing puzzles, Minecraft, and stuffed toys.  His favorite colors are red and blue. 

  • Big Stuffed Bear
  • Train with Tracks
  • Pants (size: 7)
  • Puzzles
  • Jack-In-The-Box Gift Card
  • First Generation Nintendo DS Charger

Evangeline (4 year old girl):
Evangeline loves school, watching movies, Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, puzzles, dancing, singing, skateboarding, and cooking. 

  • Easy Bake Oven
  • Mermaid Doll
  • Stuffed Dolphin
  • Toy Shark
  • Fur Real Pet Dog
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Toys
  • Elsa Puzzle

Jaxson (3 year old boy):
Jaxson loves Ninja Turtles, Pokeman, Power Rangers, cars and trains. 

  • Pants (size: 3-4)
  • Snow Pants (size: 3-4)
  • Hot Wheels
  • Big Lego Blocks
  • Actions Figures
  • A Big Sled

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#14

Brittany & cody – 5 PERSON FAMILY

Brittany and Cody are the proud parents of Jacob (6), Maya (4, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program), and Kaden (8 months).  The family loves spending time together doing just about anything, but especially love watching movies.

Holiday Wish List

Brittany (26 year old mother):
Brittany loves crafts, and her favorite colors are pink, black and blue. 

  • Jeans (size: 7)
  • Sweatpants (size: M)
  • Craft Supplies

Cody (26 year old father):
Cody loves Yurgioh/Pokemon cards games and his favorite colors are orange, red, and black.   

Jacob (6 year old boy):
Jacob loves games, Yurgioh/Pokemon, and motorcycles.  His favorite colors are blue and green.

  • Dinosaur Toys
  • Yurgioh/Pokemon cards
  • Pants (size: 7T)

Zolton (7 year old boy):
Zolton loves riding bikes, working on cars with his dad, science, and math.  

  • Baseball
  • Models
  • Math Books
  • Clothes (size: 7/8)
  • Shoes (size: 2)

Maya (4 year old girl):
Maya loves painting, coloring, playing with dolls, and video games.  Her favorite colors are pink and purple.

  • Educational Toys
  • Coloring/Painting Kit
  • Clothes (size: 5T)

Kaden (8 month old boy):

  • Baby Toys

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#15

shaila – 4 PERSON FAMILY

Shaila’s family is new to the area, having moved to Spokane recently from the west side.  Shaila and her kids – Jonathon (9), Jason (7) and Jaksin (5, enrolled in YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP preschool program) are living with her sister while she looks for a job.  They love to go to the park and to go camping.

Holiday Wish List

Shaila (32 year old mother):
Shaila’s favorite colors are blue and green. 

  • Clothes (size: M) 

Jonathon (9 year old boy):
Jonathon loves all things sports, especially basketball and football (his favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks).  He loves to watch American Ninja Warrior and his favorite colors are blue and green.

  • Clothes (size: 10)
  • Shoes (size: 2)

Jason (7 year old boy):
Jason loves Spiderman, and his favorite color is blue.  

  • Clothes (size: 8)
  • Shoes (size: 13)

Jaksin (5 year old boy):
Jaksin loves Superman and his favorite color is red.

  • Clothes (size: 6)
  • Shoes (size: 11)

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Keep checking back here for more opportunities to adopt a family for the holidays!  We’ll continue to add family wish lists as we receive them.  Contact Kate Sowers, Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions or concerns at 509-789-9312 or kates@ywcaspokane.org