Orchard Place Launches 2016 Holiday Gift Drive to Support Central Iowa Families


Without the Orchard Place Holiday Gift Drive, more than 600 children served by Orchard Place might not receive a gift during this season.  Many of the families we serve are stressed financially to the point that a gift for their child or children will not happen without our help.

Last year 660 children’s holidays were made bright by the help of volunteers who purchased shopped, wrapped and delivered gifts as part of The Orchard Place Holiday Gift Drive.  This year, the need will continue to be great, as the number of families served by Orchard Place continues to grow. 

Often children’s lists are a mix of badly needed new clothes and one ‘must have’ toy or recreational item.  Supporters can adopt a child or a giving tree for their business, supporting a set number of children.  Cash donations are also welcome and will help to purchase gifts for the children.  Orchard Place clients that are served by the Holiday Gift Drive include children served by all four Orchard Place operating divisions:  Campus, Integrated Health Program, Child Guidance Center and PACE.

“The need continues to be great, and we remain fortunate to have so many individual and corporate donors who realize how important it is to support Orchard Place during the holiday season,” said Brandie Broadhead, Orchard Place Director of Events and Volunteers. “Again, we are turning to them for help to make the holidays brighter for our kids.  The Holiday Gift Drive is an excellent example of how giving can truly make a positive difference in a child’s life.”

New to this year’s Gift Drive is the ability to ‘adopt’ a house at our Campus location.  Funds or gifts designated to the ‘Adopt a House’ program will be used to supply the homes with essential operational items. In addition, special needs this year include gas cards for families to use to utilize Orchard Place services. The deadline for ‘adopting’ a child this year is December 5. 

For more information on the Orchard Place Holiday Gift Drive, contact Brandie Broadhead: bbroadhead@orchardplace.org or 515-287-9621. 

Donate now to the Orchard Place Holiday Gift Drive by visiting our Donation Page. Or to sign up to sponsor  a child or a giving tree for your organization, register at the "Get Involved!" button below. 

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