The 45th Annual Adopt A Family Program is taking place now thru December 18, 2014 at OC Fair & Event Center
Since its inception, SOS has been linking generous community members with families in need of extra support during the holidays. This holiday season marks the 45th year of the Share Our Selves annual Adopt A Family Program. This wonderful holiday tradition supports many struggling Orange County families by providing gifts and food for the holidays. This year, the Adopt A Family Program will connect donors with more than 1,100 families with children recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana organizations and schools.
Ways to Participate:
- Provide at least two new gifts for every child AND food (or grocery gift cards) for a complete dinner for the entire family
- OR provide only new gifts (at least two) for each child in the family
- OR volunteer on December 17th or 18th (see FAQs below for more information)
- OR help with deliveries using your van or truck on the morning of December 18th
- OR make a donation for SOS Adopt A Family to purchase gifts, food or gift cards
Companies, schools, and religious institutions are asked to consider adopting multiple families or holding food, toy or gift card drives to help SOS with the families that do not get adopted by a specific donor.
Please join the hundreds of families and organizations that make Adopt A Family a part of their holiday traditions. (download the Donor Sign-Up Form.) You will receive information about your family after November 10th.
For more information, email AAF2014@shareourselves.org or call 949.270.2187.
Adopt A Family FAQs (Download complete list here)
If you adopt a family, we ask that you provide both Christmas gifts & dinner. You may choose the family size you want, but you must provide at least two new gifts for each child (you may provide more if you’d like, and may also include something for the adults, but this is not required). Gift cards to stores like Payless Shoes and Target are also fine. When providing Christmas dinner, please buy gift cards for frozen goods, turkeys and perishables and purchase other holiday food items or consider providing gift cards for a complete Christmas dinner. Fresh produce and extra food are always welcome.
For more information contact Share Our Selves