Adopt-a-Family

Program Overview

The Adopt-a-Family program provides gifts and material assistance to low-income families in our community for Easter, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Through partnership with neighboring businesses and the parish’s generosity, this program has provided thousands of gifts to hundreds of families over the past several  years. These families received clothing, household items, furniture, toys and food.

Volunteers are needed to help contact families (English and bilingual Eng./Span. speakers), help collect donations, and help support each event in various ways. No long-term commitment is needed. You may participate in any or all of the above events.

Christmas Drive 

Call for Christmas Program Sponsors: This program is successful through the immense support of neighboring businesses. If your work place is interested in giving back to those in need, please consider serving as a sponsor of one or more families. 

For more information, email the Christmas Coordinator, Pam Quinn.

You may also reach Norma Canedo or Fr. John Benson or call the rectory (202-347-3215). 

Parishioner Reflection on Serving with Christmas Program

Parishioner, Pam Quinn, reflects on her call and service in coordinating the annual Christmas Program which serves low-income families, formerly homeless children, the L'Arche communities, and our Monday Morning Ministry guests. Read her reflection here. 

Families/Familias: Christmas/Navidad 2021 We are currently at capacity for families signed-up for the program, please visit this page in the coming months to learn more on applying for assistance./ Actualmente, no podremos aceptar nuevas familias para el programa, pero visite esta página en los próximos meses para aprender mas sobre el proceso de inscripción. 

Easter Drive 

The parish collects Safeway and Giant grocery gift cards for the families in the program, to help the families celebrate the Risen Lord in Easter, through a family feast. If you have any questions, email the coordinator Pedro Carroll

Back-to-School Drive

The Back-to-School Drive helps families in the program with backpacks and school supplies. Email Norma for details. 

Thanksgiving Drive 

The parish collects Safeway and Giant grocery gift cards for the families in the program, to help the families celebrate Thanksgiving with a bountiful dinner. If you have any questions, email the coordinator Pedro Carroll

Would you like to support an Adopt-a-Family Drive? 

  1. Click here to make a donation through PayPal.
  2. After filling out the form with your address and credit card information, click “Review Donation and Continue.”
  3. Choose “Comments” and in the comments window, indicate that you would like the donation to be made for one of the Adopt-a-Family Drives (ie Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.).
  4. Please email Norma to confirm receipt of your donation.