Our Adopt-a-family program helps make the holidays brighter for children and families. We do this by matching supporters with families in Washington, DC who provide toys, clothing, and gift cards for the children and families we serve. There are varying family sizes with children that range from birth to 17 years old. We encourage you to spread the word and team up with your friends, family, offices, or social networks to adopt a large family or multiple families.

Last year, donors stepped up to adopt nearly 456 children and 157 families. This year, we need your help to make the holidays brighter for hundreds more children and families. 

We also work closely with companies and groups of people to deepen their impact. Just listen to our recent Caring for Children Award Recipient, Kim Bright, share her and her AECOM's story of adopting families for nearly 20 years.

All of our families have been matched! We're so grateful for our generous donors who give so much of their time and resources to support our families through our annual Adopt-A-Family program.

If you'd like to support our Holiday Campaign in other ways, please consider donating new/unused toys. Toys collected will be distributed to children who reside in the local communities that we serve. To coordinate a toy drop-off please contact our Partner and Development Director, Kristine DuPree at