Help spread holiday cheer through sponsorship program

October 18, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

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It’s that time of year again. The UMHS Department of Social Work invites all employees to participate in a program that will provide UMHS families a holiday full of joy!

The UMHS Social Work Holiday Sponsorship Program has been providing holiday assistance to eligible patients and their families for more than 10 years.

Last year, one of our social workers nominated a recently divorced mother of two who used all her savings on urgent home repairs and was left with no funds for the holiday. Through sponsor donations, she was able to purchase gifts and a holiday meal for her children. This was just one of the many families that we have been able to assist thanks to our donors’ generosity.

The Department of Social Work has partnered with individuals and other departments to collectively support hundreds of families and, with the continued support of previous and new sponsors, we are hoping to assist even more families this year. In order to accomplish this goal, the department needs your help!

If you are interested in helping spread holiday cheer by becoming a sponsor, visit this convenient website to make your donation.

To ensure that the Department of Social Work is able to provide the same standard of assistance to each patient and their immediate family, forms of donations accepted will be cash and checks only. Our families appreciate and find it gratifying to have the opportunity to shop for gifts or necessities on their own.

Please email any questions or concerns to SocWk-Holiday_Sponsorship@med.umich.edu.

Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays. Together we will make a difference!

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