BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Many families might not have the Christmas they anticipated this year due to the pandemic, whether it is because they can not be close to their families or lost their jobs.
One local mother is looking to change that.
Jasmine Medina wants to make Christmas possible for families across Bay County. After realizing many assistance groups and toy drives are strictly for children under 18, this mother was looking to help adults this holiday season.
“If they want help for their kids I’ll get them help for their kids,” said Medina.
She created a Facebook page called ‘Adopt an Adult,’ focusing on helping adults with any of their needs this Christmas. From bills to help with their children’s gifts and other necessities, people can join this Facebook group if they need help or are looking to help make Christmas possible for someone else.
“Right now, I am really needing a lot of people that can help adopt because I have so many people needing adopting,” she said.
If you need help and go on this page, you can ask for help anonymously. Those who have been adopting adults are not just buying new items.
“People who can bake a little cake or make a Christmas dinner, anything like that, it doesn’t have to be money,” she said.
Medina said many are donating services such as free photoshoots, house cleanings, hair cuts, and dog grooming gift cards, just to name a few.
“This has been a very bad year for so many people. I hope it makes the end of the year so much better than the year could’ve been. I want to make everyone’s Christmas the best it can possibly be,” said Medina.
A service, a donation, anything helps, she said. Medina encourages all interested to look at her Facebook page for more information, even if you are from out of state.
“Long as you have an amazon wish list or if someone offers to send you money, it doesn’t matter where you are from,” she said.
If you would like to help make someone’s Christmas possible or need some help this Christmas season, click the link below.
Medina hopes to continue ‘Adopt an Adult’ for years to come.