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 choose a family to adopt by emailing, or you can donate to our Adopt-a-Family Program where funds will be used to purchase gift cards and gifts for families in need. 

How it Works

  1. Club members and their families are nominated for the Adopt-a-Family program by Clubhouse Directors.
  2. Generous community members team up with family, friends, or coworkers to keep spirits bright by “adopting” a family this holiday season.
  3. Groups or individuals who would like to adopt a family can sign up by emailing or calling 831-423-3138. Our staff will pair donors with an anonymous family that fits the donor’s budget. While there are no minimum requirements, donors typically spend approximately $100 per child ($50 for toys and $50 for clothes).
  4. Donors will receive their assigned family’s information, such as ages, clothing sizes, and wish list items.
  5. Donors purchase and wrap gifts for the family they are adopting, labeling with the family’s personal tag.
  6. Donors deliver gifts to the Clubhouse no later than Friday, December 16th.
  7. Adopted families will be contacted by Clubhouse Directors and receive their gifts before Christmas.
  8. The holidays become a more cheerful time of year for all!

Gift Card Donation