Lightshade adopted 9 families from the Colorado Homeless Families organization.  Each of the 8 stores and the Brooks family adopted a family who provided a wish list of items that they needed (like socks, coats, gloves, hats, work clothes, etc.) and also small items that would like to have for Christmas.  The families range in size from 2-7 people and many of them are refugee families.  Lightshade provided each store with wrapping supplies as well as a gift card for families with a budget of $125-150 per family member.  The staff members from each store worked together to maximize their respective budgets and shop for the families to try to purchase as many items from their lists as possible.  The staff then wrapped the gifts and delivered them to the CHF subsidized housing facility.