STEAC 2021 Holiday Program



So many of us take for granted that we can afford gifts and food for our families and friends during the holiday season. But there are many Davis families who struggle to provide food, heat, clothing, and shelter to loved ones, and therefore special meals and gifts can be challenging to provide. STEAC's Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program provides a way for community members to support these low income families and individuals during the holiday season.

Low income families and individuals, who have been screened by a crew of dedicated STEAC volunteers, are "adopted" by community members. Adopters and adoptees remain anonymous to each other.




Distribution Day for STEAC's 54th Holiday Program took place on December 11th, marking the end of this year's program. In total, we had 360 adopters and 475 families and individuals who were adopted. This is the most number of families we have served through the Holiday Program thus far!

We send our most heartfelt thanks to everyone who adopted a family and we appreciate your continued flexibility and patience throughout this process.

We would also like to thank all of our 90+ volunteers who donated their time to volunteer. From distributing flyers, to making phone calls, to setting up for the final week, volunteers put in a total of 550+ volunteer hours from October through December.

We would also like to give a very special thank you to our Holiday Program Chairwoman, Kelly Coleman, who for three years has carried out this program with great attention to detail, making this event such a success.



KDRT 95.7FM STEAC Holiday Program radio segment

For decades, they've been making a "magic match" in Davis each December.
Hear about all the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully carry out this program, some background, and more. Click here to listen!


2021 Holiday Program Video

This year we were able to capture the magic of the final preparation week of the Holiday Program with the help of our volunteers. A special thanks to Hanna Nakano who compiled and edited this video for STEAC. Click here to watch!



Questions?

Send an email to holidayprogram@steac.org