Adopt A Family

Dear Adopt A Family supporter,

Thank you for your previous support and interest in the Adopt A Family program. Adopt A Family was created to aid families with infants and children up to 18 years of age in providing gifts during the holiday season. In order to qualify, families must reside in Manhattan or Ogden and provide proper documentation indicating financial need. Last year, 251 children received gifts through the Adopt A Family program. Without donors, many of these families have no means of providing any holiday gifts for themselves. We invite you to help us share the season by becoming an Adopt A Family donor.

To sign up please complete the donor information form online HERE ASAP. If you choose to become an Adopt A Family donor, you may expect to receive your family match package by November 25th. If you need to receive your match prior to this date, please indicate that when signing up.

The drop-off date and time for gifts will be Thursday, December 12th from 4 to 7pm at the Douglass Center Annex, located at 901 Yuma Street. You will also have the opportunity to deliver your gifts directly to your family match, if you wish to do so. More details about gift drop-off will be provided with your family match information package.

Your generosity and consideration in becoming an Adopt A Family donor, and providing gifts for those less fortunate, is greatly appreciated. Please note that every effort is made to match donors and families effectively and all information is kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions, please email Kristin O’Donnell at jlfhadoptafamily@gmail.com. The women of the Junior League of the Flint Hills are honored to coordinate this program and thank you for helping us share the season.

Best wishes,
Junior League of the Flint Hills

Donor Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up as a donor?
Sign up by filling out the online form located HERE

When is the last date to sign up as a donor?
The deadline was November 1, 2019 but has been extended. Please sign up ASAP.

When will I receive my family match package?
We work very hard to match our families to donors immediately following family sign-up events. You can expect to receive your match package by November 25th. If you need to receive your match prior to this date, please indicate that when you sign up or send us an email at jlfhadoptafamily@gmail.com.

Can we give the family cash or gift cards?
We ask that you avoid gifting cash or gift cards, including those to be used for groceries or gas.

Can we give the family a used gift?
We strongly request that you do not provide the families with any used items. If you feel this is necessary or beneficial, please contact your family directly. Gifts are expected to be new and in perfect working condition.

Can I gift something that is not on the families wish list?
Of course! The wish list are items in which the family has indicated as a need or interest however, you may choose to gift items that are not on the list as appropriate.

Can I give gifts to the parents as well?
Parents understand that it is optional for you to purchase gifts for them and that the focus of this program remains on the children. However, you are certainly welcome to purchase gifts for the entire family.

Where and when can I drop off my gifts?
Thursday, December 12 from 4 – 7pm at the Douglass Center Annex, located at 901 Yuma Street.

Can I deliver the gifts to my family directly?
Yes. We encourage you to make delivery arrangements personally to experience impact that Sharing the Season has on the community and how your contribution makes a difference. Please contact the family directly to make these arrangements prior to December 6th (the actual delivery date and time can be determined by you and the family).

Should I wrap my gifts?
Yes. Gifts should be wrapped and labeled with your family’s names. We understand that larger items are difficult to wrap and ask that you use your discretion for these items.

What is required at drop off?
Junior League will provide you with your family’s number in your match package. Please place all of your wrapped gifts inside black trash bags with your family’s number clearly marked on the outside of the bag (index cards tied on with string or ribbon works well). This will help us streamline the drop-off and pick-up process.

My family speaks a different language than I do. Can you provide someone to translate so that I can drop off gifts in person?
A large number of the families that sign up for Adopt A Family are Spanish-speaking. If you are unable to communicate with your family to arrange delivery, we strongly encourage you to utilize the gift drop-off.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a tax deductible receipt for Adopt A Family contributions at this time.

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