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2019 Adopt A Family Thank You

Thanks to hundreds of donors, shoppers, and volunteer elves, the 2019 Adopt A Family program was very successful. In December 2019, Adopt A Family served 981 individuals in 325 households, including 494 children and 99 seniors. Board member Judy O’Leary refers to the Adopt A Family program as “an annual miracle.” This all-volunteer program began in 1980 by giving small baskets of food and gifts to low income neighbors. These humble beginnings explain why many refer to the program as “la canasta” – Spanish for “the basket.” Since then it has grown to a program that provides over a thousand low-income Coastsiders with new clothing, books, toys, infant car seats, and other items every year.  Included below is a picture gallery courtesy of volunteer Ken Myers, who took all these great shots!

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