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Adopt A Family

All Family profiles will go up on November 7th!

UPDATE: Our 2020 Annual Adopt-a-Family Gift Drive will open on November 7, 2020! Thank you to everyone who supported last year’s program. With your help, we were able to provide holiday gifts to 275 families in need.

For many of the families we work with, the holidays can be an especially trying time. Years ago, Brighter Beginnings developed its Adopt-a-Family program to help make the holidays a less stressful and more joyous time for families in need by connecting them to the generosity of our donors.

For many of the families we work with, the holidays can be an especially trying time. Years ago, Brighter Beginnings developed its Adopt-a-Family program to help make the holidays a less stressful and more joyous time for families in need by connecting them to the generosity of our donors.

How It Works

Through this ‘adoption’ process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases gift cards to provide seasonal gifts and necessities for the family. The donor drops the gift cards off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County and we distribute the gift cards to the adopted family. Last year approximately 275 families and nearly 1,000 family members had their holiday wishes fulfilled. Here’s what you’ll need to do to participate:

1. Sign up through the AAF website – all you need is an email address.
2. Once the program opens on November 7, 2020, choose a drop-off location from your account page.
3. Browse through the families available for adoption.
4. Click the ‘Adopt this Family’ button once you find the family you would like to adopt.
5. Complete the contact information form to finalize the adoption.
6. Click ‘Adopt’ to receive a confirmation email.
7. Purchase gift cards.
8. Drop your gift cards off at your chosen drop location on your scheduled date.

Tools

To access the Family Profiles please go to the Brighter Beginnings Adopt A Family website.

To receive a tax deduction for your gifts, remember to bring a completed Donation Form when you drop off your gifts.

Drop Off Locations

Donors can drop off their gifts at the following locations on December. 7th (Antioch) from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,  Dec. 9th (Richmond & Oakland) between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, and Dec. 12th (All Locations) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Oakland San Antonio Center
    2595 International Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • Richmond MacDonald Center
    2727 Macdonald Avenue
    Richmond, CA 94804
  • Antioch First 5 Center
    512 West Fifth Street Antioch
    Antioch, CA 94509

Questions?

Contact our Adopt-a-Family staff at jshallat@brighter-beginnings.org

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