Adopt-a-Family Program 2022
WE ARE OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS


(Please note, all Richmond and Antioch families have already been adopted. If you are just now signing up, please select Oakland as your drop off location to see available families. Thank you all who have already adopted.)


Thank you for your interest in our Adopt a Family program! We are pleased to announce that as in pre-pandemic years, we will return to purchased gifts, as well as gift cards! Please don't feel pressured to choose either option, though, all of our families love receiving gifts in any form. And of course, you can choose to do a combination of both. Richmond an Antioch are fully adopted! If you would like to adopt, please select Oakland as your drop of site. !


Our adoption process is much the same as it has been in previous years: choose one of our three drop-off locations, (Richmond, Antioch, and Oakland), review our family profiles, make your choice, and press the adopt key. Then shop for the gift cards/gifts and drop them off at our location on December 7th or 10th. If you do not find the family that you want at one site, please consider selecting another site to see if there are more families available there.


This year we are in particular need of extra gifts and gift cards to help us with "under-adopted" families or families who are not adopted. You can drop those off with your donations, and specify for staff that those cards are for that purpose. We are always very grateful for those donations.


In addition to our families, all of our programs need year-round support. If you are interested in helping with those needs, please email jshallat@brighter-beginnings.org. We thank you for your support and participation in Brighter Beginnings programs and services.

How It Works

Through this ‘adoption’ process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases gifts and seasonal necessities for the family. The donor drops the gifts off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County and we distribute the gifts to the adopted family. Last year approximately 275 families and nearly 1,000 family members had their holiday wishes fulfilled. Here’s what you’ll need to do to participate:

  1. Sign Up - all you need is an email address.

  2. Once the program opens for the season, choose a drop location from your accout page.

  3. Browse through the families available for adoption.

  4. Click the 'Adopt this Family' button once you find the family you would like to adopt.

  5. Complete the contact information form to finalize the adoption.

  6. Click 'Adopt' to receive a confirmation email.

  7. Purchase gifts.

  8. Drop your gifts off at your chosen drop location on your scheduled date.

  9. Have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

About our Gift Drive

Years ago, we realized that many of our client families were struggling during the holiday season. To address this need, we launched our Adopt-A-Family program, inviting community members and local companies to ‘adopt’ one or more families and purchase ‘gifts from the heart.’ How it works – Through this ‘adoption’ process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases gift cards and drops them off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Last year approximately 275 families and nearly 1,000 family members had their holiday wishes fulfilled thanks to our generous donors.

Gift Drop Dates and Locations

Richmond

2727 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94804

510-213-6681

Dec 07, 10:00 am — 7:00 pm

Dec 10, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm


Oakland

2744 East 11th Street Suite H01
Oakland, CA 94601

510-437-8950

Dec 07, 10:00 am — 7:00 pm

Dec 10, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm


Antioch

512 West 5th Street Antioch
Antioch, CA 94509

925-303-4780

Dec 07, 10:00 am — 7:00 pm

Dec 10, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm


About Brighter Beginnings

Brighter Beginnings has served the needs of families in low-resource communities in the East Bay since 1984. Today, we operate family resource centers and clinics in Oakland, Richmond, and Antioch and our programs help families cope with the personal, familial, and economic factors impacting their health. Last year we served over 4,700 clients across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the areas of family healthcare, early childhood development, teen family support, and community strengthening.

Years ago, we realized that many of our client families were struggling during the holiday season. To address this need, we launched our Adopt-A-Family program, inviting community members and local companies to 'adopt' one or more families and purchase 'gifts from the heart'.

How It Works - Through this 'adoption' process, low-income families are matched with donors who purchase seasonal gifts and drop them off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Last year, over 300 families, and nearly 1,000 family members had their wish lists fulfilled.

Questions? Contact Us

jshallat@brighter-beginnings.org

Brighter Beginnings Website

Richmond

2727 Macdonald Ave,
Richmond,
CA, 94804

510-213-6681

Oakland

2744 E 11th St,
Oakland,
CA, 94601

510-437-8950

Antioch

3505 Lone Tree Way Suite 1,
Antioch,
CA, 94509

925-303-4780