Adopt a Family
As we witness the change in seasons, we acknowledge that these past months are like no other and recognize that as we continue through 2020 pandemic adaptations are the new “norm”! At Community Care protocols, programs and processes have been adapted to ensure the safe delivery of services continued for those in need. As we planned our holiday programs “adapting” was the constant. Adaptations to the ADOPT A FAMILY program for 2020 will mean a different experience for both sponsors and families but we are confident that with your generosity the “magic’ of the season for sponsored families will also remain constant!
Health and safety remain our priority for families, sponsors, and volunteers in the AAF program and we feel that this can best be accomplished in 2020 by utilizing gift cards/gift vouchers ONLY. Your family composite information will continue to allow for item specific gift cards (toys/sports/ music/clothing etc.). We know that this change to your “shopping” is significant but feel that the elimination of handling any actual hard goods by sponsors, families, staff, and volunteers is the most effective way to address possible pandemic spread. We are grateful for your past participation/interest in the Adopt a Family Program (AAF) and hope you will consider private sponsorship through the AAF program. Your generosity and kindness are much appreciated, we look forward to working with you again this holiday season providing a magical holiday for sponsored families.
Things to know about Adopt a Family program:
Cost: Though the amount does differ from sponsor to sponsor and is determined by family size we have put together this costing guide to help you decide what size family would be best suited to you.
We ask that each family receive a grocery voucher so that they may experience the spirit of the season when shopping for the ingredients to make their own Christmas dinner. They won’t just be making dinner; they’ll be making memories. Shopping for their food allows our families to cater to any special dietary needs or allergies and provides them with independence that will enhance your generous gift.
$100 for a family of 2 or 3
$125 for a family of 4
$150 for a family of 5
$175 for a family of 6
$200 for a family of 7
When you are paired with a family, we will let you know which grocery store best suits their needs. Please do not send non-perishable food in place of vouchers.
The family composite list will provide ideas for specific gift cards that align with interests/hobbies.
Please expect to spend $125 per child in gift cards/vouchers
Due to Covid 19 we are unable to accept any hard goods or clothing
Cost breakdown example: Family Size - 3, single parent and 2 children: Grocery voucher ($100), Gifts $125 per child ($250), stocking stuffers ($25-50), Using this costing guide the overall cost would be $400
Confidentiality: Adopted families names and addresses are confidential; however, you may include a personal greeting card using your assigned sponsor number, or first names ONLY.
Drop off: A scheduled date time and drop off location will be provided once we have received your completed sponsor application and completed an appropriate match. This can take time. We will be sure to contact you as soon as a match is made.
Drop of by sponsors will be scheduled December 1st and 2nd time & location TBD
You can also help a family by visitng our donations page and making a monetary donation directly to our Adopt a Family fund.