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.

Signup for donors to be matched with families in need has closed for the 2017 holiday season.   We are still accepting donations of gifts that will be distributed to families in need that did not sign up to be matched with donors.  To learn more about how to make this type of holiday gift donation please contact our Development Assistant by email here, or by calling 978-927-1561.

Important Dates:
Family Assignment Notification: You will receive an email by the end of the day on Friday, November 3
Gift Drop-Off Week: Monday, November 27 - Thursday, November 30
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am-7:00pm

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 call 978-927-1561for more information.


In 2016, community donations helped us provide holiday gifts for 663 children. Thank you!

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