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ADOPT-A-FAMILY

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.

*To sign up, please click here to fill out the online application*

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 this holiday season and are from Beverly or Manchester-by-the-Sea, please come to one of the following registration dates at our 35 Park Street office:

September 25 and 27
10am-12pm and
5pm-6pm


October 2 and 4

10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm

October 9

9am-11am

October 10

10am-12pm

October 11

4pm-6pm

You will need to bring the following to registration:
1) Current piece of mail, 2) Photo ID for yourself, 3) Children's ID (SS or health insurance card, or birth certificate) 4) Proof of household income

Be prepared with your child's clothing size, shoe size and wish list items.

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

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