The Holiday Adopt-A-Family program is in need of additional donors for hundreds of Delaware children and seniors living in poverty or in low-income households.
Donors are anonymously matched to a senior or family of one or more children. Adopt-A-Family provides the donor with the age and gender of each child in the family and a brief description of the circumstances that led to their need for assistance. The donor then provides gift cards or certificates for the head-of-household to use in buying holiday gifts.
To adopt an individual or family in:
New Castle County: Call (302) 792-9538 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Kent and Sussex counties: Call (302) 424-7260 or email: email@example.com. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The deadline to adopt a family is Dec. 10, and all gift cards and gifts must be delivered to the Adopt-A-Family office by Dec. 17. Families who are adopted come to each location to receive their gifts.
For more information, visit dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dssc/adoptfam.html.