For many families at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, the holidays can be an especially trying time. Each year, our Club hosts the Adopt-a-Family program to pair generous donors with families who could use a little help for the holidays. We invite the community to spread warmth and cheer while creating lasting holiday memories by adopting a family this year!
You may either choose a family to adopt from the tags below or donate to our Adopt-a-Family Program where funds will go to purchasing gift cards and gifts for families in need.
How it Works:
- Club members and their families will be nominated to be part of the Adopt-a-Family program by Clubhouse Directors.
- Generous community members team up with family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers to Keep Spirits Bright.
- Groups or individuals who would like to “adopt” a family firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-423-3138 to sign up and determine the size of the family you’d like to adopt for the holidays. While there’s no minimum requirements, donors typically spend approximately $100 per child in the family ($50 for toys and $50 for clothes).
- Donors are contacted with their assigned family’s information such as ages, clothing sizes, and wish list items. (Families are kept anonymous)
- Donors purchase gifts for the family they are adopting and wrap them, labeling with the family’s personal tag.
- Donors drop off the gifts to designated Clubhouse no later than Friday, December 15th.
- Adopted families will be contacted by Clubhouse Directors and receive their gifts before Christmas.
- The holidays become a more cheerful time of year for all!