Adopt-a-Family Program 2017

Running November 01 through December 05

How It Works

Through this 'adoption' process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases seasonal gifts and drops them off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Last year, 257 families, and nearly 1,000 family members had their wish lists fulfilled. Donors contributed time and funds gathering holiday gifts, while others came to our two volunteer wrapping events to add sparkle and holiday magic to the gift bundles before our Staff delivered them to families in need. Here's what you'll need to do to participate in the Adopt-a-Family gift-giving program

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

  2. Choose a drop location.

  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 and wrap your gifts.

  8. Drop your gifts off at your chosen drop off location.

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

  10. Need shopping support? Visit our Shopping Tips 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 seasonal gifts and drops 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. Donors contributed time and funds gathering holiday gifts, while others volunteered with gift wrapping to add sparkle and holiday magic to the gift bundles before our Staff delivered them to families in need.

Gift Drop Dates and Locations

Richmond

2727 Macdonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94804

Dec 09, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Dec 06, 10:00 am — 7:00 pm

Antioch

512 W 5th St
Antioch, CA 94509

Dec 09, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Dec 06, 10:00 am — 7:00 pm

Oakland

2595 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601

Dec 09, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Dec 06, 10:00 am — 7:00 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 a donor who purchases seasonal gifts and drops them off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Last year, 350 families, and nearly 1,000 family members had their wish lists fulfilled.

Contact Brighter Beginnings

enickels@brighter-beginnings.org

510-779-3184

2727 Macdonald Ave 94804

Brighter Beginnings Website