Adopt a Family Minneapolis, St Paul Twin Cities FamilyWiseAdopt a family and give the gift that has true meaning.

Many of our families are unable to give their children the kind of holiday we take for granted. By “adopting” a family for the holiday, you can give a bright beginning to a family in need.

Last year, more than 636 of our parents and children had a magnificent holiday season thanks to the generosity of people like you. Rally your family members, co-workers and friends to make this year special for our families and yours. Celebrate your family, and the spirit of the season, by giving a gift that has true meaning.

This year, you helped us sponsor more than 533 individuals with our Holiday Gift Campaign! 2018 Adopt-A-Family registration is now closedbut you can help families in our community by making a gift online to FamilyWise for parent education and family support services. We will also accept in-kind donations from our Amazon Wish List or extra children’s winter wear for families starting services early next year.

November 20 – December 2
Shop and wrap all gifts and label them with each individual’s name, but leave the “from” blank. The average dollar amount spent per individual is $50.

Buying books can give teen parents and their kids a bright beginning! Purchase books from your Adopt-a-Family Match Wishlist or your regular holiday shopping at with the code FAMWISE or at the local Magers & Quinn bookstore by mentioning FamilyWise between Nov 12 – Dec 24, 2018 and Magers & Quinn Booksellers will donate 5-10% of the purchase price to FamilyWise. Online book purchases for Adopt-a-Family must be placed by or before Sunday, November 25th to ensure delivery by the drop-off deadline.

December 3 – December 8
Drop off wrapped gifts at FamilyWise’s Main Office: 3036 University Ave SE in Minneapolis between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

An Extra Gift
While your Adopt-a-Family contribution is gift enough, we also welcome financial donations to help the FamilyWise team organize and deliver all of the toys, food, winter coats, and other presents to families this holiday season.

You can donate on the day you drop off your gifts—or online any time before or after. Consider sharing this opportunity with the others in your group, as we have seen many groups make fundraising part of their collection drive or volunteer experience.

While any amount helps, a $50 gift will go a long way in supporting the Adopt-a-Family program and ensuring that FamilyWise can be a steadying force in families’ lives for holidays to come.

Other Opportunities
If you would like to get more involved and sponsor a Holiday Party for clients, let us know! Parties will occur during regular programming times during the week. Sponsors can provide the meal; crafts, games, or music and/or decorations.

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