United Way’s ‘Adopt-A-Family’ Gifting Events Bring Joy to Over 300 Broward County Families in Need

In a heartwarming initiative, the United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention orchestrated “Adopt-A-Family” gifting events across mobile home parks in Coconut Creek, Davie, and Hollywood this December. Over 300 families in need from Broward County were the beneficiaries of this generous endeavor, receiving holiday gifts that brought joy and warmth to their festive season.

The events, adorned with a festive holiday theme, offered more than just presents. Families immersed themselves in the holiday spirit with live musical performances, engaging raffles, gingerbread cookie decorating, and delightful selfie stations. Volunteers and dedicated staff from the United Way distributed over 350 gifts, catering to children aged 1 to 18. The array of gifts included baby toys, mega blocks, skateboards, scooters, sports equipment, board games, and creative items like mandala coloring books and gratitude journals.

This commendable program is an integral part of the United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s Latino Initiative. Operating throughout the year, the initiative focuses on enhancing the health, education, and financial well-being of residents in mobile home communities. Through such initiatives, the United Way continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need, fostering a sense of community and support during the holiday season and beyond.