Each year the NEYIC’s Adopt-A-child for Christmas Party fills a room at Cobo Hall with thousands of needy children. The children’s needs are evaluated through an application process, which identifies the financial need for assist.
Adopt-A-Child for Christmas Program alone brings together many thousand volunteers, parents and over 3,000 low- income youth recipients, aging from newborn to 12 years. At this festive outing the youth are influenced by their evening’s mentors while receiving gift of warm clothing and toys. The mentors provide the young children through conversation and interest, positive direction and concern. The children experience kindness, concern and generosity of others. They also participate in Arts & Crafts, they are entertained by stage performances and enjoy a light meal.
The program ask the community to “adopt a child” by providing gifts of winter clothes and toys and being a mentor for an one of their time. Last year, our party provided clothes and gifts to over 3,500 children, of which our organization (NEYIC) was independently responsible for the cost adopting 1,500 children. Our Annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party is scheduled for Friday, December 8th, 2006 at Detroit’s Cobo Convention Center, Michigan Hall. Our plans are to host 4,000 children and families. The success of the party depends upon the community willingness to financially assist with purchasing gifts or supporting the cost of this party.