ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2022) — A single mother of six children and a family of four are among more than 1,100 families who are struggling to put presents under the tree this Christmas.
That’s why these two families and the others sought help this holiday season through the Adopt-a-Family program operated by Share Our Selves. The Costa Mesa-based non-profit group invites members of the community to buy gifts and donate to help families in need.
Our Newport Beach law firm Johnson Attorneys Group, adopted the two families above as part of our tradition to spread joy to local families and make their holiday special. This is our fourth year providing gifts and gift cards to families that we will never meet, but yet we are now connected.
Attorney James Johnson and staff members each chose to buy gifts or gift cards for our chosen families that comprise eight children and three adults. The first family is headed up by a single mom whose six children are ages one to 17 years old. The second family is a mom and dad with a boy and girl. The parents just want their children to have a happy Christmas.
Share Our Selves (SOS), started its Adopt-a-Family program 53 years ago in 1969. Over the past five decades, generous donors from Southern California “adopted” more than 50,000 families. Last year, the program helped make Christmas special for 1,121 families including 3,350 children.
Share Our Selves Families
Here are some details about the families our law firm adopted this year from Share Our Selves.
This Santa Ana mom is a single parent and is having trouble making ends meet this year. She just wants to make Christmas nice for her two boys and four girls ages one, six, 10, 13, 16 and 17 years old. The children asked for new shoes, clothing, a scooter and bicycle and mom really needed diapers and money for food to feed her large family.
The parents from our second family are struggling financially after the mom suffered a stroke. She is slowly recovering, but now the dad is the sole provider for their two children. They live in a one-bedroom apartment and rarely money left over for extras, even the basic necessities. They also have no medical insurance and the bills have been piling up. Their greatest need was for groceries and gas. The 14-year-old boy wanted clothes and books and the 6-year-old girl asked for Legos, arts and crafts and clothes.
Johnson Attorneys Group
Johnson Attorneys Group is a Newport Beach-based practice that handles personal injury and lemon law throughout California. Attorney James Johnson, founder of the law firm, is a trial lawyer and member in good standing at the California Bar Association. His firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of deserving clients. He is committed to regular community service and outreach. Our law firm has offices and meeting locations from San Diego to San Francisco. Contact us at 800-235-6801 if you have legal questions and would like to request a free consultation.
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