Adopt A Family of Marin Holiday Programs
VALENTINE’S DAY BOUTIQUE SHOPPING AND LUNCHEON
Each February, Adopt A Family of Marin kicks off its year with an annual boutique and luncheon in celebration of Valentine’s Day. RVWL dedicates its Members’ efforts to encouraging local boutiques’ participation (who donate a percentage of sales to Adopt A Family of Marin), sponsoring table purchases and inviting members of the public to learn about and support Adopt A Family of Marin. RVWL traditionally contributes the beverages for the luncheon.
To foster appreciation for those local boutiques unable to participate in the Valentine’s Day event, RVWL invites those boutiques to host individual events of shopping, holiday or otherwise, at the respective boutiques for Active and Associate Members where a percentage of sales is donated to Adopt A Family of Marin.
MOTHER’S DAY DELIVERIES
Each year, RVWL supports Adopt A Family of Marin as it organizes flower deliveries to its clients on this special day for mothers. For some of the women, this is the first time they have ever received flowers by delivery and the program is kept deliberately under wraps to achieve as many surprises as possible.
RVWL sponsors a portion of the flowers purchased, solicits floral donations and helps deliver the flowers. Many children of RVWL members earn community hours by assisting on this special day.
Every year, Adopt A Family of Marin conducts a Holiday Program for its clients. The clients create a Wish List that includes on average 10 items for the family. The Wish list is then given to those donors willing to “adopt” a family for the holiday. Adopt A Family of Marin coordinates each step of this program. In 2016, over 600 families benefited from this wonderful program.
Every year, Ross Valley Women’s League is an integral part of this program’s success both by having the majority of its members participate and by actively encouraging others to do so as well.