JFCS - Adopt-a-Family

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – With the holiday season around the corner and more families struggling to make ends meet from the impact of Red Tide and employment challenges, JFCS of the Suncoast has launched its annual Adopt-a-Family campaign.  The seasonal program, which started in 2004, aims to attract donors to provide presents and/or gift card donations to help parents purchase gifts and other items for their children over the holidays.

Since 2014, more than 635 children from nearly 260 families have had their holidays made merrier through the Adopt-a-Family program and the generosity of other local families, individuals and businesses.

How it works

Current JFCS clients can enroll their child or children and provide their holiday wish lists.  Donors are then matched with clients to provide gift cards, cash donation or other new present to fulfill one or more child’s list.

Campaign dates

The 2018 Adopt-a-Family campaign runs from October 30 through December 6, 2018.

How to participate

Interested families, individuals or businesses can contact Karen Wain, JFCS Director of Volunteer Services and Community Outreach, at 941-366-2224, ext. 143 or at kwain@jfcs-cares.org.

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