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Adopt-A-Family Project

As our days grow shorter, many of us shift our thoughts to the joy of the holiday season.  Thank-you for incorporating the spirit of giving into your holiday. So many of you  stepped up to adopt, donate or give a gift. You made the holiday brighter for  local  families struggling with poverty, disabilities, abandonment, or economic strain.

Each year we support 450 families from Santa Cruz County who have been screened and referred by our 22 partner organizations to ensure that your gift is reaching those most in need.

 We have reached our goal and officially closed out the project for 2016. We look forward to working with you again next year!


Where Do I Drop Off My Packages?

Thank-you for adopting a family this year. Our Warehouse is now open to receive your family packages.  The Warehouse is located at 1044 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville CA. Visit our Warehouse Info page for full details including open hours, directions, tips for delivery and our contact.

View the Warehouse Information Page



Ways to Adopt a Family In Need

Businesses, individuals, and families are invited  to adopt a family of any size. Adopters are asked to provide family packages which include food gift certificates, clothing for the family, a gift for each child, and household items like blankets, towels, or sheets.




Volunteer With the Project

Volunteer opportunities abound  to support the project. We invite you to view our list and register online or call our office at 831-427-5070 to find out how you can volunteer.

View the List of Opportunities

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Donate Funds or Gift Certificates

Don't have time to shop for a family? We welcome donations of cash and gift certificates. Gift certificates from any grocery store, shoe store, bookstore or department store let our families choose exactly what they need for the holidays. Certificates can be dropped off at the Santa Cruz or Watsonville Office.

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Give a Gift With the Stars Program

Do you only have time to get one gift? Simply pick up a star from our participating local businesses, purchase the gift, and return it to the business between now and Dec 15th.

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