Hope for the Holidays

About Ezequeil's family

Emmanuel and his girlfriend Yariis were raising Emmanuel's 3 children in Indianapolis. Emmanuel worked for a recovery company and Yarilis taught Spanish at a local public school. During this time, Emmanuel and Yariis found out that they were pregnant and having twins! They decided to move back to Puerto Rico to be with family, and seek help with the babies. Emmanuel and Yarils safely moved back to Puerto Rico and were surrounded by family when their twins arrived. As time moved on, Emmanuel and Yarilis began to feel unsafe in Puerto Rico. So, Emmanuel moved back Indiana to get a home established. Yarilis and the children stayed in Puerto Rico. Emmanuel was able to get his job back at the recovery company where he worked prior to moving. CB officially became involved with the family once the children were here.  CB has assisted the family in signing up for school, navigating medical care, linking them to area programs that can help assist with specific needs. Emmanuel and his family live in a 4 bedroom apartment. Yarilis got a job working from 5pm-2:30am washing dishes. This allows her to be home during the day while Emmanuel is working. The employees at Emmanuel's work have provided household items like a kitchen table, couch, beds and dishes. The children who are ages 12, 8, 6, and 8 months moved here with very little personal items.  
Click on any child's name to learn more about them.

About Valeria age 0

Valeria is a twin. The girls are 8 months old. Valeria has short, thick, dark curly hair. She has started sitting up and babbles a lot. Valeria has only a few toys. She and her twin share a room with separate beds. 

Valeria 's Wishlist

Valeria has been sponsored!

Please consider sponsoring her siblings to bring holiday joy to the whole family.

About Victoria age 0

Victoria is 8 months old. She is a very chatty little girl. She has a twin sister. Her twin and her share a room with separate beds. Victoria is always on the go. She loves to investigate. Victoria is moving more - she rolls over and sits up by her self. She loves her walker, she zooms all over in it. She has short, dark curly hair, her ears are pierced. Victoria is social and enjoys babbling. 

Victoria 's Wishlist

Victoria has been sponsored!

Please consider sponsoring her siblings to bring holiday joy to the whole family.

About Ezequeil age 6

Ezequeil is a 6 year old boy in 1st grade. He is very proud to ride the bus to and from school. Ezequeil is making friends fast. He only speaks Spanish but he is attending a public English speaking school. He is able to go to ESL each day and according to his teachers he is doing well. Ezequeil doesn't have many personal items. He enjoys playing with his older brother who is 8. They are best friends and share a room. Ezequeil and his brother currently share the same sleeping space but CBI is getting them each their own beds. 

Ezequeil's Wishlist

Ezequeil has been sponsored!

Please consider sponsoring his siblings to bring holiday joy to the whole family.

About Emmanuel age 8

Emmanuel is the oldest of the two boys. He is in 3rd grade. Emmanuel is outgoing and enjoys playing with his brother. The boys are 2 years apart and get along great. Emmanuel loves Star Wars, puzzles, and Pokemon. He and his brother are getting bunk beds from CB. Emmanuel loves school and is learning English. According to Emmanuel's teachers, he is progressing well. He doesn't have many toys. He has a few puzzles and 3 board games. 

Emmanuel's Wishlist

Emmanuel has been sponsored!

Please consider sponsoring his siblings to bring holiday joy to the whole family.

About Zuleimarie age 12

Zuleimarie is the big sister. She is a bright young lady who loves volleyball. She wears glasses, and has long black hair. Zuleimarie is tall and very quiet. She speaks mainly Spanish but has started to pick up some English. She is in middle school.  She has her own room which she is very excited about. 

Zuleimarie's Wishlist

Zuleimarie has been sponsored!

Please consider sponsoring her siblings to bring holiday joy to the whole family.

Sponsor

You can help.

Click "Donate" to donate using your credit card or choose "Sponsor" to drop off gifts at a donation center.

Gift drop off days & locations

Children's Bureau Inc.

1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Directions

Questions? Call 317 375-5286

Dec. 2 - Dec. 6, 2019

Monday-Friday, 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Dec. 9 - Dec. 13, 2019

7:00AM - 8:00PM

Dec. 16th & Dec. 17, 2019

7:00AM - 8:00PM