**Thank you for your interest in our Adopt-A-Family Program! Due to an overwhelming response from donors in our community, more than 350 families we serve will receive gifts this Holiday Season. Therefore, our registration for family sponsors for the 2019 Holiday Season is now closed.

There are other ways to support the individuals and families that are served at Avivo. We are currently accepting donations for new items, various kits and Holiday Bags for adults in our programs that aren’t eligible for our Adopt-A-Family program. Contact Rebecca Bedner-Faris to learn more about how you can get involved.**


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 300 families have a happy, holiday season.

Questions right away? Read this FAQ.

Otherwise, 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 by November 20 with specific gift ideas for your adopted family (or families).
  • Gifts should be dropped off at Avivo in early-mid December.

If you’d like to get involved or have questions, you can contact Rebecca Bedner-Faris at 612.752.8030 or

“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.