WNYPAA | P.O. Box 471 | Williamsville, NY 14231

Adopt-a-Family 2019

I cannot believe that time of year has come again to think about giving to families who are much less fortunate than ourselves. This year Best Self Behavioral Health (formerly Child and Adolescent Treatment services –CATS) has chosen three VERY special families (11 children- 15 individuals in all) in need of our assistance.  Below please find their wish lists (note: most things on the list are basic needs NOT wants) .  Please consider participating in some way – whether you give cash (which I will use to buy something off the list), a gift card  (walmart, tops, aldis, target), select a person off the list just one or two items (or buy all the items for that person). 

We will need all gifts by Saturday, December 14 in order to get them organized for pickup.  Gifts can be wrapped or unwrapped but either way just label (ex. Family #1, Girl Age 7) with a gift label or post-it.  Gifts can be dropped off to me at anytime at either Healthworks location – 2075 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda or 1900 Ridge Road, west Seneca (in Aldis plaza).  Please contact me at any time with questions. (email- [email protected] or text/call 716-432-3694.  Also if you want to mail gift cards please contact me for my address). 


And I'd like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday season.

Julie Teprovich



WNYPAA members:
CATS just wanted to take a minute to send a follow-up email after this years Adopt a family gift collection drive. 
The appreciation of the staff at Child and Adolescent Treatment Services (Best Self Behavioral Health) in addition to the appreciation of the families is so immense that I thought it important for you to hear how much happiness, holiday cheer and hope we provided all involved.
Attached are a few emotional letters we received in return from the children (teens, toddler and little kids) in these families.  I want you to know what a difference (however small your contribution) you have all made in the lives of the families.  The gift pickup itself is an extremely emotionally charged event that the staff is often times brought to tears and speechless at the generosity of our group.  So thank you again to all who participated.  We can always make a difference.
I wish you all a very happy new year.