Our Mission

In 1982 we started Adopt A Family because we saw a need to bring a little Christmas hope to the underprivileged children of our community.

Our purpose is to reach out to struggling families in need of help during the holiday season.  Once these families meet our qualifications we purchase, wrap and distribute gifts to the children in the family.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: to provide Christmas gifts for the children of qualified, lower income, homeless or needy families in Manatee County, Florida

Our Values: We will treat everyone with respect, dignity, compassion and fairness, in a non-judgmental manner, regardless of their race, creed, nationality and present economic circumstances.

Our Goals:

1. To put children first
2. To reach out to as many families as possible
3. To protect the confidentiality of everyone
4. To give each child a feeling of joy in the Sprit of Christmas

We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation that gets no government funding.  Local organizations, businesses and donors generously supply our (tax deductible) funding.  In 2010, thanks to people like you, we were able to make Christmas a little brighter for 1,600 families by giving over 18,000 Christmas gifts to 4,800 children.