Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program

Looking to give back to those in need this holiday season?

Through our Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program, we provide gifts, food, and holiday cheer to our client families in need.

Our clinical staff offers the Adopt-a-Family Program to agency client families who are experiencing a difficult time, and are in financial need of help during the holiday season. Our clients fill out a wish list, including sizes and favorite colors, ages, and gender of each family member. Gift cards or wrapped gifts can be dropped off at the agency the week of December 11-15. During the season of giving, we are so proud to be able to give the low-income and struggling families we serve a big helping hand, beyond the counseling and supportive services they receive from us on a regular basis.


Offering the most choice for our clients, gift cards are a highly requested item in our Christmas program.  The most frequently requested are:

  • Grocery stores
  • Gas cards
  • All-purpose stores like Target, Meijer, and Walmart
  • Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes
  • Family clothing stores like Kohl’s and Old Navy
  • Popular teen clothing stores like H&M, Hollister, and Aeropostale

Some of our generous donors have chosen to do a gift card drive at their workplace, or to ask guests at their holiday parties to bring a gift card to donate to the TriCity Family Services’ Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program.


In addition to gifts, we try to provide each client family participating in the  Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program with a bountiful food basket for their holiday meal. Food baskets contain non-perishable holiday meal fixings and other special treats to help our client families without a lot of money to stock the pantry, and enjoy a good holiday meal.

Some creative ideas for food sponsors are to include candles, table decorations or cooking containers in their food basket. Donors have also used laundry baskets or large storage containers to hold all the food and supplies, so client families who receive them can put the container to use in their home, as well.

If you are interested, please email Mary Kay at, or call 630.232.1070.

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