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JFCS Celebrates More Than Two Decades of Adopt A Family Program, Looking to Support 200 Local Families This Holiday Season
By Michelle Talsma Everson - Tuesday Oct 03, 2023
Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS), a leading human services nonprofit organization in Maricopa County, today announced the return of its annual Adopt A Family program. With a legacy spanning over two decades, this initiative matches families and teens receiving care at JFCS clinics with sponsors who provide gifts for the holidays.

Key Highlights of the Adopt A Family Program:
• 100% of Donations Go Directly to Families: Every penny donated to the Adopt A Family program is channeled directly to the families in need.
• Serving Families for Christmas and Hanukkah: While many families receive gifts specifically for Christmas, JFCS’ Adopt A Family stands out as the only program in Maricopa County that also serves families celebrating Hanukkah.
• Nominated by Professionals: Families and teens benefiting from this program are nominated by JFCS clinicians and caseworkers who know firsthand who in the community is most in need.
• Personalized Gifting: Each donor is provided with a detailed family profile, including a wish list of essential items and gifts. This ensures that every gift directly addresses the unique needs and wishes of the adopted family.

“The Adopt A Family program is more than just a holiday drive, it's a testament to the power of community,” says Kathy Rood, Adopt A Family program director. “By connecting donors directly with families, we're fostering a sense of unity and shared joy for everyone, regardless of age, faith or background. The support this program brings is invaluable."

The deadline to participate in this year's Adopt a Family program is Dec. 10. With a goal to adopt 200 families and raise $8,000, JFCS invites the community to come together and make this holiday season memorable for families in need.

For more information or to get involved, visit