Adopt a Family this Holiday Season

Thank you for your interest in participating in our incredibly moving Adopt a Family program this holiday season! See below for FAQ’s and how to get you and your community involved!

What is Adopt a Family? You will be matched with a family living in one of our housing programs or centers: Sarah’s Hope, Hannah More, Beans and Bread Center, Front Door, Frederick Ozanam House, Cottage Avenue Community, Innterim House, Innterim Gardens or Home Connections.

 

Our Adopt A Family program is a warm and wonderful way to make a difference this holiday season!

FAQ’s and how to get you and your community involved!

What is Adopt a Family? You will be matched with a family living in one of our housing programs or centers: Sarah’s Hope, Hannah More, Beans and Bread Center, Front Door, Frederick Ozanam House, Cottage Avenue Community, Innterim House, Innterim Gardens or Home Connections.

When will I be contacted? You will be contacted within 2 business days of submitting your interest form. On the week of November 16, we will contact you via email to notify you of your match and provide the “wish list” items to purchase for your adopted family.

What should I buy? The “wish list” will include sizes and descriptions of the items. The suggested spending range is $50 and $100 per family member and all items should be new. You may include gift receipts. Please include wrapping paper, gift bags or tags with your gifts. Make sure your items are in a bag or bin and clearly labeled to make sure they go to the right family!

Is there anything I should not buy? Please refrain from purchasing toys or video games with violent content (including toy guns, swords, etc.). Do NOT include cash, gift cards or checks for the family with your donation.

Where and when do I deliver my donation? Please plan to schedule and deliver your donation by December 7th, 2020 to ensure proper handling and receipt. Note that our staff must follow social distancing protocol. Your Site Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch regarding more information on scheduling a drop-off.

Will there be a Contactless Pick-up? Yes. On December 5th , you will be able to go drop off your gifts at your chosen shelter between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. When you arrive, please have all your gifts in the back of your car and the St. Vincent de Paul staff will unload. Your Site Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch regarding more information regarding this opportunity.

Do I wrap the items? Please DO NOT wrap the items. Each program has a special time for the parents and children to wrap gifts for others in their family. However feel free to include wrapping material.

How do I label the items? Please bag all items and mark each bag with the assigned number for your family. You are welcome to include a holiday card. Please do not include any contact information.

Are there other ways to get involved? Yes – There are a multitude of ways to get involved this Holiday Season, from preparing a meal to donating food, gift cards and/or purchasing needed items off our AMAZON WISHLIST. The generosity of the community during the holidays helps us to provide essential services throughout the year.

To read more, please download:

SVDP Holiday Opportunities 2020.

Is there anything else I/we should know?  Yes – thank you for participating in the Adopt a Family program. We greatly appreciate your generous support! St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a non-profit organization. A tax receipt will be provided when you deliver your donation.

What if I have other questions? If you have any questions, please email volunteer@vincentbaltimore.org or call 410-662-0500.