The Adopt a Family program was a new initiative started by Kujenga to support families in need during the Holiday season. The program closed with a final dinner on December 18, 2021 for the families who received support, and the Kujenga community. The Kujenga team, led by Danika, John Jack [Program Coordinator/Family Outreach Lead], and Anada Treleven [Kujenga Co-Founder], connected the families with donors across Durham Region. Eligible families who accessed Kujenga resources in the past expressed their need for supports during the Holiday Season. They were skillfully matched by community-based donors who were able to give extra to families in need.
7 Families received Holiday gifts from Eight Community Donors
33 Children ages one years old to fifteen years old
Our families were experiencing homelessness, grief/loss due to COVID-19 and other related loss, unemployment and underemployment, child welfare involvement, and more
On December 18, 2021, the Kujenga team hosted a dinner made by Laz Catering.
Our dinner fed over twenty people: ten youth, five children, and nine adults. We also delivered packages to families throughout the city.
We developed newer partnerships with Serve City Church, Notability Bookstore, and renewed partnership with the Black Queens of Durham Region.
Thank you for suporting Kujenga build connections, build families, and build communities.
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Interested in becoming involved?
Kujenga Family Wellness Project is interested in connecting with you. We are looking for:
- Parent mentors to support the community
- Advisory council members to help guide our services
- Youth to support our initiatives with volunteer hours, and youth employment starting in June 2022!