“I have learned that not everyone is as fortunate as I am. Adopt-A-Family makes me think about other people and how I can help them. It makes me feel good to help people have a little better holiday. As a Jewish person I’m proud to do nice things for other Jewish people.” -- Tyler Burnett, age 12, Adopt-a-Family participant since 2004
This year, Adopt-a-Family is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more proud. You have been helping families celebrate the holiday season since 2004! Adopt-a-Family started as a project in partnership with the United Christmas Service to bring Christmas gifts to families. In 2007 the Federation saw a need within our Jewish community and began to work with The Albert & Sara Reuben Senior and Community Resource Center to buy Chanukah gifts for local Jewish families in need.
Adopt-a-Family is a way to make a donation and see its immediate impact in our community. Every year, families fill their wish list with a few gifts for the holiday as well as everyday necessities, and every year, you deliver. You can help in so many ways. This year’s Community Day is on Sunday, December 7.
Together we will shop and wrap gifts for our families. You can sign up to adopt a family, make a donation or buy much-appreciated gift cards for families at www.JFGI.org/adoptafamily.aspx. Join us on Community Day or drop off donations for your adopted family at The Reuben Center (6905 Hoover Road).