Your Current Location: The Salvation Army » USA » West » Cascade Division

 
text only version | turn off drop down menus | contact us | tell a friend
you are here: Events » Christmas » Adopt-A-Family

search
search
>Corporate Partners 
>Media 
>Foundations 
>worship centers 
>Divisional Calendar 
>Christmas 
>Domestic Violence 
>Addiction & Substance Abuse 
>Disaster Relief 
>Homelessness 
>Poverty 
>Senior Outreach 
>Teens in Crisis 
>Kids in Need 
>volunteer opportunities 
>Thrift Stores 
>Divisional Headquarters & Portland Metro Locations 
>Other Oregon Locations 
>Idaho Locations 

Adopt-A-Family




Hide details for About the ProgramAbout the Program

The Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program matches impoverished families with individual or group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. Without the benefit of an adoption, these families would be looking forward to a very grim holiday. Being adopted is designed to be a once or, on very rare occasions, twice in a lifetime event for recipient families.

When an Adopt-A-Family match is made, the family information and wish lists are sent to the sponsor. The Salvation Army ensures that the family receives the gifts and food during the week before Christmas.

Many adoptees are referred by professional social workers who help deserving families complete an application during required home visits. An inventory of each family’s needs is taken and a Christmas wish list is compiled. This gift guide may include toys, clothing, household items and information regarding the utilities and heating sources. Often sponsors will make payments on utilities or purchase wood or heating oil. Sponsors are asked to provide two or more new gifts for each member of the household and to provide food for the family for four to seven days.

Sponsors come in many shapes and sizes. They can be individuals, families, small businesses or large corporations. In many of the larger corporations, different departments often each adopt a family. Many sponsors find the experience so fulfilling that they participate in the program year after year.

The Salvation Army would like to thank all of our Adopt-A-Family sponsors for your concern and generosity. We appreciate you.

Show details for Guidelines for Christmas SponsorsGuidelines for Christmas Sponsors

Show details for Guidelines for GiftsGuidelines for Gifts

Show details for To adopt a family, contact The Salvation Army Office nearest you.To adopt a family, contact The Salvation Army Office nearest you.

Show details for How To ApplyHow To Apply

footer
© 2014 The Salvation Army
 
the salvation army cascade division | about us | news | social services | donate | volunteer | kroc center | tell a friend