About the Holiday Program

Our holiday program is a tradition for many Bay Area families, businesses, churches, synagogues and schools. Every year, with the help of hundreds of continuing and first-time donors, we provide a warm holiday for Marin families in need. In the fall, families who have received emergency assistance from our agency are invited to prepare a wish list of gift ideas that would make their holiday season brighter.

Donors who sign up to adopt a family for the holidays are paired with one of these families. The donors purchase gifts, wrap them and deliver them to the Adopt A Family office during designated drop off hours. Our office is located at 35 Mitchell, Suite 16 in San Rafael, California. We ask that donors provide at least three (3) gifts per family member. Additionally, a gift card to a local grocery store is given to every family that is adopted for the holidays. Donors either include this in their donation or we add it at the time that they drop off their gifts.

We serve over 500 families with our holiday program each year. Join us in this wonderful holiday experience! Questions about our Holiday Program can be directed to Jacqueline at jacqueline@adoptafamily.org.


How much will I spend?

This varies from group to group. However, we ask that you purchase at least three gifts per family member. Each gift idea listed on the family’s wish list should be under $50. So, an estimate would be around $150 per family member.


Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. We will send you a tax donation letter to the address you provide below as soon as you drop off your gifts.