2020 Adopt a family program
Give the gift of hope this holiday season.
Now more than ever.
In a year dominated by difficulty, our community needs hope more than ever. This holiday season, you can give the gift of hope by adopting a local family and purchasing gifts for them, ensuring their holiday is one to remember.
Help where it's needed most.
When you partner with the COVID Response Network to adopt a family, you are not just helping one family for one season. Instead, you are giving a gift that helps a family along a wholistic journey with one of our partner organizations that promotes healing, provision, and hope that can impact generations to come.
Ready to help?
Step 1: Register
The first step to providing hope is registering as an active donor on the website. This allows you to be able view the families eligible for adoption, select a family for adoption, and also sign in again later to view and manage your shopping list.
Step 2: Select
Once you have registered, you can then browse families based on family size, as well as view each families story about how they came into this program. From there, you can select a family to adopt, receive wishlists, and get instructions.
Step 3: Connect
Once you select the family, we ask our donors to reach out to the family they are supporting to schedule a time to deliver the gifts. Unlike most programs which are anonymous, this program promotes direct contact and relationships.
Step 4: Shop
Once you have selected a family, you will receive the entire family’s wishlist. You can see practical items for all members of the households and additional wish items for any child 17 and under. Shop in person, send online gift cards, or both!
Step 5: Deliver
On the delivery date and time you have decided upon with the family you selected, go to their home or third party location and deliver the gifts for them. You can even just buy giftcards and send them electronically if that makes you more comfortable.
Step 6: Celebrate
Once the family picks up the gifts you have donated, you will receive a thank you note from the family describing the impact your gift made in their life. You can enjoy the holiday season knowing that you have helped a neighbor toward success!
Looking for contactless or online-only options?
Want to give gift cards only? That’s possible. Find a family, view their wishlists, select them for adoption and then send them gift cards directly. Every family in need of holiday assistance has been determined to be eligible through Oakland County Schools.