2020 Adopt a family program

Give the gift of hope this holiday season.

Now more than ever.

In a year dominated by difficulty, our community needs hope more than ever. This holiday season, you can give the gift of hope by adopting a local family and purchasing gifts for them, ensuring their holiday is one to remember.

An impact that lasts.

When you partner with Lighthouse to adopt a family, you are not just helping one family for one season. Instead, you are giving a gift that helps a family along a wholistic journey of healing, provision, and hope that can impact generations to come.

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Ready to help?

Step 1: Register

The first step to providing hope is registering as an active donor on the website. This allows you to be able view the families eligible for adoption, select a family for adoption, and also sign in again later to view and manage your shopping list.

Step 2: Select

Once you have registered, you can then browse families based on family size, as well as view each families story about how they came into this program. From there, you can select a family to adopt, receive wishlists, and get instructions.

Step 3: Shop

Once you have selected a family, you will receive the entire family’s wishlist. You can see practical items for all members of the households and additional wish items for any child 17 and under. From there, you can shop however is most comfortable for you.

Step 4: Store

Once you purchase the gifts, we ask our donors to store the gifts unwrapped at their home until the delivery date assigned. Because of COVID-19, we are working to ensure that we have orderly processes to keep our warehouse staff and volunteers safe.

Step 5: Deliver

On the delivery date assigned, you will bring the unwrapped gifts to the Lighthouse warehouse at 2230 E Mall Dr in Waterford to be stored until the family you adopted comes to pick it up at their assigned time.

Step 6: Celebrate

Once the family picks up the gifts you have donated, you will be mailed a personal thank you note from the family describing the impact your gift made in their life. You can enjoy the holiday season knowing that you have helped a neighbor toward success!

Looking for contactless options?

Every year, Lighthouse purchases gifts and gift cards to supplement important family needs. Make a donation today to these items and be part of the movement without leaving your home.