Woonsocket Adopt-A-Family matches over 1,000 families in need from Woonsocket to generous donors willing to anonymously “adopt” a child’s wish list for the holiday season. Using the wish list as a guide, donors shop for, wrap, and deliver the gifts to the Elk's Club in Woonsocket where they are distributed to the appropriate family.
We are looking for donors to adopt one or more children for the upcoming holiday season. Donors provide a complete Christmas to a child, not a supplement.
Who are our recipients? Woonsocket residents who make a maximum of 125% of the National Poverty Level (about $25,000 for a family of four per year), and have children ages 0-12 apply to have their children’s Christmas wish list “adopted” by a donor. Family Resources verifies the income of all applicants.
Who are the donors? Donors are individual families, small groups of friends and family or large corporate donors. Many of our donors get together with their small group and adopt a few children. By adopting as part of a group, each donor can buy a few items off the wish list allowing each participant to enjoy the Christmas Spirit….without busting the Christmas budget!
What is expected of donors? Donors should provide each child with 3-4 clothing items, 2-3 toys and a stuffed stocking. With savvy shopping, we estimate each child’s adoption to cost about $150. Many of our donors share the Christmas spirit with a group by pooling resources and adopting together. We get wonderful feedback from groups claiming they “double dip” in the Christmas Spirit by providing for a needy child and sharing the giving experience with their friends, family or coworkers.
How do I decide if adoption is right for me? Visit our website www.woonsocketadoptafamily.org to read about us. Once you decide to adopt, you have a few options: 1.) download a “Donor Rely Card”. Fill it out and save to your computer, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Donor Reply Card attached. 2.) Print the Donor Reply card and mail to PO Box 7665, Cumberland RI 02864 3.) Print and fax to 401-489-7611 Once we receive your Donor Reply Card, we’ll match you to a family and send the wish list to you via snail or email.
Please contact Adopt-a-Family with any additional questions: Phone (Please leave a message): (401) 766-2291 Email:WoonsocketAdoptaFamily@gmail.com