2021 Adopt A Family Thank you!
Thanks to hundreds of donors, shoppers, and volunteer elves, the 2021 Adopt A Family program was very successful. In December 2021, Adopt A Family served 749 individuals in 261 households, including 365 children and 111 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.