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Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family Program matches donors with families in need in order to make the holidays shine a little brighter. Families are referred by social service agencies who have identified they are in need. With the jolly determination of Santa and the Elves, we bring hope and joy during the holiday season for children, youth, and families in our community!

While Adopt-A-Family was originally a Christmas holiday program, it is open to families of all backgrounds and traditions to meet their needs and wishes.


Thanks to our amazing community of supporters, the Adopt-A-Family program helped 1,431 families in 2021!

AAF Cash Donor IconYou can make a Cash Donation that we can pool together to buy gift cards in bulk along with other gift items!

 Make a Cash Donation

AAF Gift CardsYou can donate Gift Cards to help us continue to support all emergency referrals up until the holidays!

 Learn More

If you would like to plan a third-party fundraising event or set up your own Crowdfunding Page, we can provide support.
Contact aaf@childrensfoundation.org for more information.


 

How Adopt-A-Family makes a difference

  • Reduces the financial and emotional stress, and lifts the spirits of local families at holiday time.
  • Strengthens family relationships by providing them the opportunity to create family traditions and memories.
  • Increases trust and connection between the family and their social worker.
  • Fosters a sense of belonging within the community for the children and their families.
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem in child and youth, making them feel seen and valued.
  • Enhances donors' own holiday experience by giving to a family in their own community. 

 

 

2020 Facts & Information

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3,136 children and youth woke up to gifts under the tree because of our incredible donors.

Tree1,434 family and independent youth referrals were sent to the program in a record-breaking year!

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5,266 holiday meals were provided to families & youth through grocery gift cards.



Program Partners

Thank you to our Adopt-A-Family partners that help make this program possible year over year. 

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