Rebound - Serve Christmas Dinner
Who are we serving?
Families who have experienced trauma (abuse, neglect, poverty, domestic violence, homelessness)
Who is helping connect us to their needs?
Rebound of Whatcom County’s mission is to connect with, empower, and restore vulnerable kids and families in our county community. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our Roots Family Enrichment Program, a side-by-side program serving both parents and kids. Roots meets quarterly, year-round, one evening each week. The evening begins with families being served a hot meal (no cost to them), then parents going to their class, and kids going to theirs. Parents learn practical skills on parenting and family building. Kids learn how to respond with appropriate behaviors, as well as have discussions on stress management, anger management, and skills necessary to cope with the circumstances they may be experiencing.
How are we serving?
Every Christmas we put on the Roots Family Christmas Party – this year on Thursday, December 6th. This is a very special event – extended family is invited, a catered dinner is served, there are Holiday games and Holiday crafts for the kids, the most exciting piece is the Christmas Store! Donated gifts specific to dads and moms are set out in a room where each kiddo is able to go to and select a gift for their mom, and their dad (or caregiver). We have wrapping paper and bows, as well as a team of “giftwrappers” who provide the kiddo with a finished “present” that he/she can put under the tree for his parents/caregivers.
Rebound is looking for a team of 6-8 people to serve the catered meal from Olive Garden. The time frame is from 5:45pm to 7:15pm. This includes clean up time too.