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.

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: adoptafamilync2@state.de.us. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Kent and Sussex counties: Call (302) 424-7260 or email: adopt-a-family-ks@state.de.us. 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.