The Springfield College Spiritual Life Center hosted its annual Adopt-A-Family Program to help local families in need during the holiday season. Once again, the College worked with the Teen Living Program in Springfield, and with the generous help from so many members of the campus community, 20 families from the Teen Living Program will receive special gifts this holiday season.
The Teen Living Program, of Open Pantry Community Services, is a residential program for teenage mothers and their children who require a safe place to live. The Teen Living Program caters to the concerns of poverty, homelessness, and empowering people, in particular, women. It is the goal of Spiritual Life, in conjunction with the Springfield College community, to assist the families at the Teen Living Program in having a special holiday during their challenging time.
Over the years, this program has been incredibly successful due to the gracious donations made by the Springfield College community. This year, the Springfield College Spiritual Life Center partnered with clubs, departments, teams, students, faculty and staff.
Items donated included: clothing, toys, and other household items that help brighten the selected families’ holidays.