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[ Browse by Service Category : Individual and Family Support Services : Sub-Topics of Holiday Programs (82) ]

Christmas Programs

Programs that sponsor seasonal activities and/or provide special assistance for low-income community residents in order to facilitate their ability to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas holidays.

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Easter Programs

Programs that offer special assistance, services or special events during Easter to make the celebration of the holiday more enjoyable.

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Halloween Events

Programs that sponsor special events such as parties, carnivals, haunted houses or organized trick-or-treating expeditions for children in the community and other residents during Halloween.

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Holiday Adoption Programs

Programs that sponsor "Adopt-A-Family" programs during the holidays which match people who want to provide personalized holiday assistance (usually gifts, an invitation to a holiday meal or party or a food basket) with an older adult, an individual with a disability, a low-income family or others in their community who would be unable to celebrate and enjoy the holiday without the sponsor's generosity.

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Holiday Donations

Organizations that sponsor programs during any of the holidays which serve as a point of contact for people in the community who wish to make a donation (food, gifts, toys, money or other material goods) that will be used for seasonable charitable purposes. Included are organizations that provide central collection points throughout the area for donated toys and gifts, mall programs that encourage people to purchase a gift on behalf of a child during the Christmas season, programs that collect food items for holiday baskets and other similar initiatives.

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Holiday Gifts/Toys

Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that provide gifts such as clothing, toys and other items to help low income individuals and families, older adults, hospital patients and others celebrate any of the annual holidays.

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Passover Programs

Programs that offer food baskets which contain charoses, matzoh and other kosher holiday foods; kosher meals; or other forms of assistance to help Jewish residents of the community to celebrate and enjoy Passover.

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Remembrance Day Programs

Programs that offer special assistance, services or activities on Remembrance Day (November 11th) to make the observation of the event more meaningful.

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Thanksgiving Programs

Programs that provide assistance for low-income community residents to facilitate their ability to celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.

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