Since 1918 Vina Moses has provided families in Benton County with some holiday joy in the form of holiday baskets. Corvallis is notable for its livability. What does this mean? Our spirit of giving is special in this community as many of us who moved here from other parts of the country can attest. Vina Moses Center is proud to part of Corvallis Heritage and to continue being a unique and integral part of its future.
Our holiday baskets contain gifts for children and food for a holiday meal and general consumption. Food is either donated or purchased from many local agencies and businesses. New toys and stocking stuffers are distributed to families according to the number and ages of the children.
Christmas Program Volunteers
Coordination of the baskets each year takes the help and skills of many volunteers. The baskets have to be packed individually according family size, need, etc. Arrangement for pickup and storage of food items in advance is needed as well as packers who can pack and sometimes deliver baskets to individuals without transportation. Arranging for pickup with the families and other charities who participate in this endeavor is certainly a fulfilling experience and also a great way to spend an afternoon in December. If you are interested in volunteering in any form or have more questions feel free to contact our holiday basket coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us or use our online contact form.
ways You Can help:
FOOD DRIVES | Collect non-perishable foods for distribution with Christmas baskets
TOY/GIFT COLLECTION | Collect toys and gifts for children of the families we provide baskets for.
FUNDRAISE | Collect funds to purchase perishable foods.
VOLUNTEER | Help pack food baskets. Make gift baskets. Help distribute baskets.
SPONSOR A FAMILY | Sponsor a family for $75.00 (family of 4). Any cash donations are appreciated.
ADOPT A FAMILY | You/your group provides food and gift basket for a family assigned to you. You may provide both food and gifts or just food or gifts. You may wish to deliver your basket to the family or have the Center deliver it for you. The cost for this program is approximately $200.00 for a family of 5; this includes gifts for adults. Please keep this in mind when deciding on the number of families or size of family that you wish to adopt.
GIVING TREE | You can display a giving tree in your business or organization that will carry tags. Each tag will describe a child or senior citizen with their age and gender. The number of names is up to you, and you can choose a combination of kids and seniors, or just one or the other. People take a tag, buy a gift and return it unwrapped to the tree.