Adopt-A-Family is an opportunity to support an under-resourced family in our community for Christmas. When you sign up, we will match you with a family and provide a Christmas wish list. We ask that you buy specific gifts for the children ($50 for each child) and include a $50 gift card for the family from the wish list.
SIGN UP FOR A FAMILY BY NOV 20
&We do our best to match families as quickly as possible after receiving an application. You should receive your family soon after filling out the registration form. Double-check your email and the junk folder if you registered and did not hear back. If you still do not find an email, let us know right away by emailing email@example.com.
What is Adopt-A-Family?
Answer: Adopt-A-Family is an Abundant Life Christmas program where you can bless a family in need by adopting them for Christmas. We match you with a family and ask that you buy specific gifts for the Children ($50/child) from the Christmas Wish List and also include a $50 gift card for the family.
Question: What do I do with the gifts?
Answer: We ask that you wrap and label the gifts for your adopted family. You will then bring your gifts to the appropriate ALC campus on November 27 or December 4 during one of the weekend services times. Community families will be picking up their gifts on Thursday, Dec 8 & Saturday, December 10 at their selected ALC campus. Each campus will be decked out with Christmas décor and fun activities for the whole family. If you would like to volunteer for the family pick-up day on December 10, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: I called my family and they do not speak English, what do I do?
Answer: Try calling after 3:30 pm. The kids will be home and quite often they can translate for you. Also try the alternate number on the wish list as it should be an English-speaking contact. Finally, try calling the ALC Adopt-A-Family team at (503) 658-8271 and they can help facilitate.
Question: I keep calling the family and no one answers or there is no voicemail?
Answer: Many of our families have an allotted number of minutes on their phone each month. Keep calling. Try calling on different days, times or on the weekend. Again, you can try the alternate number or the ALC Adopt-A-Family team at (503) 658-8271.
Question: Do I have to buy everything that is on their wish list?
Answer: No, recommended spending is $50 per child and getting the family a gift cards requested on the form. The Wish List is a way to get gift ideas. Do try to get at least one of their requested gifts, as well as a combination of clothing items and toys.
Question: How do you find the families?
Answer: We work with Title 1 schools and partner with school counselors, and other school contacts to identity families who need help for Christmas. These families then opt into the program. Once they choose to participate, they are partnered with an Abundant Life family for adoption.
Question: Where do we bring the gifts?
Answer: This year, you will drop off your gifts at the Happy Valley or Sandy Campus. Please be sure that your gifts are wrapped and clearly labeled for your family and marked with your specified Adopt-A-Family Number.
The drop-off times are:
Sunday, November 27, or Sunday, December 4: Before/During/After the 9 am or 11 am service
Sunday, November 27, or Sunday December 4: Before/During/After the 10 am service
Question: How soon until I get my family emailed to me?
Answer: We do our best to match families as quickly as possible after receiving an application. You should receive your family soon after filling out the registration form. If you’ve registered and not heard back, double check your email and the junk folder. If you still don’t find an email, let us know right away by emailing email@example.com.
Question: I know a family that could sure use help this year or my family needs to be adopted.
Answer: Have them contact the church office at (503) 658-8271 to request benevolent assistance.