‘Christmas Wishes’ Campaign Making Push for Donations

HYANNIS -With Christmas 11 days away, the Child and Family Services Christmas Wishes program is making its final holiday push.

Families, each with unique needs, are available to sponsor.

With a goal of helping 200 families, Regional Director Kristen Davies said the impact of the program has grown in the last several years.

“The first year we had 25 families adopted, the second year we had 100 families, and last year 200. These are the families who are struggling,” said Davies.

For a list of families seeking sponsorship, head to capecod.com, and click on the Christmas Wishes icon on the top of the page.

“It’s always something that motivates myself, our staff and folks who call up to adopt. It’s bare necessity items and that’s the reality,” Davies said.

On a yearly basis, Child & Family Services offers comprehensive mental health and child welfare services to children, adults, families and those with special needs.

Services are available in Hyannis and throughout Cape Cod with home based and outreach services model.

Treatment in the home, school or community is provided when clinically appropriate or when lack of transportation creates an impediment to accessing needed services.

The organization is also one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts.

It began as the New Bedford Orphans’ Home in 1843 to help children left homeless and without families during the whaling era.

There were children without parents, orphaned by mothers who died and by fathers lost at sea.

Other children were left to beg on the streets, often forced to steal to seek out their paltry existence.




About CapeCod.com NewsCenter

The award-winning CapeCod.com NewsCenter provides the Cape Cod community with a constant, credible source for local news. We are on the job seven days a week.

737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact Us | Advertise Terms of Use 
Employment and EEO | Privacy