Another Successful Year of Adopt a Family Complete
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our volunteers, donors and business partners, nearly 500 local families had their Christmas wishes filled through Adopt A Family - receiving warm clothes, blankets, certificates for food and gifts for their children.
Magic happens in our community when we connect for good! We’re here everyday to help you find the perfect way to Really Connect with causes you care about. What to help make that happen? Consider an end of the year donation to the Volunteer Center. Donate to the Volunteer Center.
Adopt a Family In Need
Businesses, individuals, groups, and families are invited to adopt a family of any size. Adopters 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. Adopters will deliver these items to our warehouse during the designated drop off days.
Our Hotline & Online Adoption is Now Closed. We will reopen on Monday, November 4th, 2019
Donate Funds or Gift Certificates
Didn't get a chance to adopt a family but still want to help? We are still welcoming donations of cash and gift certificates. Gift certificates from grocery stores, shoe stores, bookstores or department stores will be added to our packages. Certificates can be dropped off at the Santa Cruz office or at the donation center or mailed to our Santa Cruz office. Additionally you can donate and we will purchase them for you.
Give a Gift With the Stars Program
Do you have time to get one gift this weekend? Simply pick up a star from our participating local businesses, purchase the gift, and return it to the business November through Dec 11th.
Where Do I Drop Off My Packages?
Thank-you for adopting a family this year. The donation center is now open to receive your family packages today through Sunday Dec 15th. Visit our Gift Drop Info page for full details including open hours, directions, tips for delivery and our contact.