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 16 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 300 families and children. 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.

There are many ways you can help make the holidays brighter for children and families this year. Here are three ways you can help:

  1. Sign up to "adopt" a family by purchasing toys, clothing, and other gifts for children and families enrolled in our programs and living throughout the District.
  2. Make a personally significant gift or help raise funds from friends and colleagues to provide year-round support to neighbors and families in DC such as job readiness training, school-based programs, and family strengthening case management.
  3. Donate toys, gift cards, food baskets and other holiday goods that can be delivered to communities in the District.

Please complete this form below to share more about you and how you want to make memories this holiday season. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kristine Dupree at