Since 1989, Raphael House’s Adopt-A-Family Program has upheld the spirit of giving by providing gifts and spreading holiday cheer to thousands of families in need. Our annual Adopt-A-Family Program matches our generous community members with families at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness so that families can enjoy a holiday season full of warmth and joy.
There are three ways to participate in Adopt-A-Family this year:
1. Provide E-Gift Cards for a Family by December 1: The feedback we consistently receive from families is that gift cards allow them to purchase exactly the gifts they and their children want and need. We strongly encourage donors to provide electronic (email) gift cards as they are the most secure and efficient way of passing your gift on to families.Sign up to Adopt a Family: Gift Cards
2. Provide Physical Gifts for a Family by December 8: Thank you to everyone who signed-up to match with a family that can accept physical gifts. All Raphael House families who can accept physical gifts have now been matched and this sign-up form is now closed.
3. Donate to our Express Adopt-A-Family Fund:
We understand the holidays are a busy time, so leave the shopping to us! Your donations will support our Adopt-A-Family campaign, and may also be applied to supporting Raphael House programs and operations that provide shelter and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.Donate to the Express Adopt-A-Family Fund
How Adopt-A-Family Works
Getting involved with Adopt-A-Family at Raphael House is easy!
- Step 1: Read our FAQs (gift cards) or FAQs (Physical gifts) and sign up at raphaelhouse.org/aaf.
- Step 2: We match you with a family and send you their wish list.
- Step 3: You buy the gift cards for families in need and email or deliver them to Raphael House staff by December 1st. Or, if matched with a family who wants physical gifts, deliver gifts to Raphael House on December 8th. Detailed instructions on how to deliver the gift cards or gifts will be provided in the email that matches you with a family.
- Step 4: Families receive their gift cards or gifts by mid-December and holiday cheer ensues!
Express Adopt-A-Family Fund
We understand the holidays are a busy time, so leave the shopping to us! You can make a direct donation to our Express Adopt-A-Family fund at www.raphaelhouse.org/aaf. Your donations will support our Adopt-A-Family campaign, and may also be applied to supporting Raphael House programs and operations that provide shelter and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.
Gift Drop-Off Dates
After signing up, more details on how to deliver gift cards will be provided via email. We strongly encourage donors to provide electronic (email) gift cards as they are the most secure and efficient way of passing your gift on to the families.
If you are unable to provide electronic gift cards and can only provide physical gift cards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate delivery.
Sponsor Our Adopt-A-Family Program
Our annual Adopt-A-Family Program is made possible through the generosity of our community. Support Raphael House and Adopt-A-Family through a Corporate Sponsorship today!
To learn more or sign up, please contact Kellen Ruiz at 415.345.7265 or email@example.com.