Adopt-A-Family Holiday Project

As our days grow shorter, many of us shift our thoughts to sharing the joy of the holiday season.

Unfortunately,  an unprecedented number of Santa Cruz County families are struggling with poverty, disabilities, abandonment, or severe economic strain and the holidays can be a worrisome time.

These families  struggle to meet their basic needs and may go without enough food and warm clothing, let alone toys or other holiday gifts.

The 400 families in our program are screened and referred by our 22 partner organizations to ensure that your gift is reaching the neediest in our community.

 

  

WAYS TO HELP A FAMILY IN NEED

We invite you to join us in making the holidays brighter for a family in need.

ADOPT A FAMILY

Businesses, individuals, and families can adopt a family of any size. Adopters are asked to provide family packages which include food gift certificates, clothing for the family, a gift for each child, and household items like blankets, towels, or sheets.

Phone lines will open  Nov 11 -Dec 16, 2013  Santa Cruz:  831-457-9834 Mon- Fri 10am- 4pm  Watsonville: 831-722-2364 Mon-Thurs 10am- 4pm

VOLUNTEER AS AN ELF

Volunteer opportunities abound  to support the project. View the list of opportunities and register online or call our office at 831-427-5070 to find out how you can volunteer.

TAKE A STAR

Do you only have time to get one gift? Simply pick up a star from our participating local businesses, purchase the gift, and return it to the business. Stars will be available at participating locations throughout Santa Cruz County starting in Mid-November. View Locations

DONATE GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates from any grocery store, shoe store, bookstore or department store let our families choose exactly what they need for the holidays. This season due to current economic strains we have a large number of teens to be adopted and teens in particular, appreciate movie passes, certificates from music stores or clothing store certificates. Certificates can be dropped off at the Santa Cruz or Watsonville Office.

PURCHASE A GIFT FROM OUR WISHLIST

For a quick and easy way to purchase an item click the amazon button below to visit our wishlist:

My Amazon.com Wish List

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