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Adopt-A-Family

For families who are unable to afford even the basic necessities, purchasing gifts for their children can be difficult, or even impossible. That’s the experience of families in Avivo’s programs.

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 guideline.
  • Once you’re registered, you’ll be matched with a specific family currently participating in an Avivo program.
  • You’ll receive an email around Thanksgiving with specific gift ideas for your adopted family (or families).
  • Gifts should be dropped off at Avivo in early-mid 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. If you’d like to get involved or have questions, you can contact Rebecca Bedner-Faris at 612.752.8030 or rebecca.bedner-faris@avivomn.org.

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

If you are unable to sponsor a family, you may also make a financial contribution and support our work on behalf of families that way. You may make a gift online or connect with Rebecca at the number above.