Adopt-A-Family at Raphael House

Our annual Adopt-A-Family program helps families at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness enjoy a holiday season full of warmth and joy. The COVID-19 crisis has presented many challenges for families this year, including reduced work hours and layoffs. Your generous contributions enable families to enjoy the holidays while maintaining financial stability to afford other necessities like groceries or healthcare.

Note: Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we are not able to accept physical gifts this holiday season and instead are asking donors to provide gift cards for families. We strongly encourage donors to provide electronic (email) gift cards as they are the safest way of passing your gift on to families.

Adopt-A-Family Registration is now closed. Thanks to everyone who signed up to be matched with a family this year! You can still donate to our fundraiser below or via this donation form.

How Adopt-A-Family Works

Getting involved with Adopt-A-Family at Raphael House is easy!

  • Step 1: Read our FAQs and sign up here.
  • Step 2: We match you with a family and send a gift card wish list.
  • Step 3: You buy the gift cards for families in need and deliver them to Raphael House staff by December 2, 2020. Detailed instructions on how to deliver the gift cards will be provided in the email that matches you with a family
  • Step 4: Families receive their gift cards 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 here. 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 Our Express Adopt-A-Family Fund

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 safest 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 [email protected] to coordinate a drop off time.

Thank you for supporting families this holiday through our Adopt-A-Family Program!