Through this ‘adoption’ process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases gift cards to provide seasonal gifts and necessities for the family. The donor drops the gift cards off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County and we distribute the gift cards 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:
Sign Up - all you need is an email address.
Once the program opens for the season, choose a drop location from your accout page.
Browse through the families available for adoption.
Click the 'Adopt this Family' button once you find the family you would like to adopt.
Complete the contact information form to finalize the adoption.
Click 'Adopt' to receive a confirmation email.
Purchase gift cards.
Drop your gift cards off at your chosen drop location on your scheduled date.
Have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The Adopt-A-Family holiday program will open on November 7th! We are currently accepting donations or gift cards to be used for families who are either "under-adopted" or who have an adoption that falls through. If you are interested in helping with that need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, many of our programs could benefit from gift cards and specific items to help with the needs of assisting our families year-round. If you are interested in helping with that need, please email email@example.com. We thank you for all of your adoptions, and wish you the happiest of holidays!