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Solutions for Change decks the halls for families through Project Jingle Bell

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This holiday season, the North Coast Current highlights news from local nonprofits, fundraisers and other outlets in support of our communities. (Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, FreeImages)

As the holiday season approaches, Solutions for Change held Project Jingle Bell, aimed at spreading holiday cheer to families in need, in Vista on Dec. 5.

Solutions for Change gave families living on their campus an extra dose of holiday spirit by decking the campus and units with seasonal decor to spread cheer.

Project Jingle Bell transformed the living spaces with Christmas lights, Christmas trees and gifts for more than 30 families in their apartments and approximately six families in the Healing & Retreat Center who are enrolled in the Solutions Academy. This initiative creates an atmosphere where families can experience the holidays as they are meant to be — filled with merry decor, gifts and extraordinary company.

Members of Solutions for Change in Vista prepare for Project Jingle Bell ahead of the event on Dec. 5. (Courtesy photo)

“Project Jingle Bell is centered around surprising families with beautifully decorated units and seasonal joy,” CEO and cofounder Chris Megison said. “We are bringing the magic of Christmas back to our families and making each and every family on our campus feel like they are right at home, where they belong. We must remember that the holidays are a very vulnerable time for children who are struggling with homelessness, so we wanted to turn every experience, including decorating for the holidays, into an initiative for our families.”

Solutions for Change deploys a ground-up, community-based and social enterprise-driven approach that sees homelessness as primarily a consequence of misdiagnosed causative triggers rather than simply a housing access issue. The organization is primarily operated by a team of people who are “Overcomers” themselves, each with a specific understanding of what works and what doesn’t within the system.

With Project Jingle Bell, Solutions for Change aims to provide not just a place to call home but a sense of belonging and celebration for families during the holiday season. For more information on Project Jingle Bell, visit SolutionsForChange.org.


This news release is shared as part of the North Coast Current’s In the Spirit holiday community coverage. Email fundraising, donation and event notices to currentevents[at]northcoastcurrent.com.

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