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Seeing someone’s smile after they get a gift they love is one of the best feelings of the holiday season. Sometimes money is hard to come by, and families are unable to afford even the basic necessities. For many families in our programs, purchasing gifts for their children can be difficult, or even impossible.

“We haven’t had a gift in years, so we had tears in our eyes.”

You can help! Join our Adopt-A-Family holiday gift program, with a goal of helping 200 families have a happy holiday season.

Here’s how it works:

  • You (or your company) can buy gifts for one family or multiple families based on a $50 per-person maximum guideline.
  • Once you’re registered, you’ll be matched with a specific family currently participating in an Avivo program.
  • You’ll receive an email after Thanksgiving with specific gift ideas for your adopted family (or families).
  • Gifts should be dropped off at Avivo in December.

Gift ideas for children and youth: Clothes, boots, jackets, books, toys, games, and more.  For adults: Clothes, boots, jackets, books, movies, housewares, sheets, comforters, and more.

“One of our kids said, ‘This is the best Christmas ever!’”

If you’d like to get involved, you can contact Rebecca Bedner at 612.752.8030 or rebecca.bedner@avivomn.org with any questions.