Spread holiday cheer through social work sponsorship program

November 17, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources


The deadline is approaching for you to help the Department of Social Work provide UMHS families a holiday of joy!

The UMHS Social Work Holiday Sponsorship Program has been providing holiday assistance to eligible patients and their families for more than 10 years.

Last year, one of our social workers was able to nominate a recently divorced mother of two who used all her savings on urgent home repairs and was left with no funds for the holiday. Through sponsor donations, she was able to purchase gifts and a holiday meal for her children. She was extremely grateful for the support

The Department of Social Work has partnered with individuals and other departments to collectively support hundreds of families and, with the continued support of previous and new donors, the team hopes to assist even more families this year. In order to accomplish this goal, the department needs your help!

If you are interested in helping spread holiday cheer by becoming a donor, visit this convenient website to make your donation.

To ensure that the Department of Social Work is able to provide the same standard of assistance to each patient and their immediate family, forms of donations accepted will be cash and checks only. Our families appreciate and find it gratifying to have the opportunity to shop for gifts or necessities on their own.

Please email any questions or concerns to SocWk-Holiday_Sponsorship@med.umich.edu.

Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays. Together we will make a difference!