Nicole, Age 12
After-School Homework Club


Adopt-a-Family is a program where generous donors are matched with a family who needs assistance providing holiday gifts for their children.

For Donors:
Donors sign up online, by mail, or at our office to sponsor a family. Donors may request the number of children they wish to sponsor, as well as their ages. An email is sent in early November letting each donor know about the children to whom they have been matched. Information will include the child's name, age, wish list and interests.

Donors will have about a month to purchase gifts, and will return them to our offices, unwrapped, the week after Thanksgiving. Parents will come in to pick up the gifts in early December. They will have a chance to see what their children will be receiving, and then are able to participate in the process by being able to wrap the gifts themselves.

Thank you to all of the generous donors who made it possible for over 600 children to receive gifts this year!

If you are interested in participating in this program next year, and would like to get an email reminder about registration, please click here to email our Donation Assistant and request to be placed on the list.

Disclaimer: We always strive to be the best stewards of your generosity. The model of this program intends that your gifts will be distributed to your "adopted" family and we will do our best to fulfill your expectation of that. In rare circumstances we may need to alter this model to assure that your gifts make their way to deserving children. Be assured that your gifts will be distributed to a child in need.

For Clients:
If you need some help next holiday season and are from Beverly or Manchester-by-the-Sea, please remember that registration for this program starts in late September!

In 2017, community donations helped us provide holiday gifts for over 600 children. Thank you!

Click here to see our Adopt-a-Family video!