The 2019 Adopt-A-Family Program

The 2019 Adopt-A-Family Program

Each year, the Catholic Charities Adopt-A-Family Program serves hundreds of families.  It brings happiness and fills important needs during the holidays to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.  

Many New Yorkers don’t earn enough to pay for basic winter necessities like heat or warm clothes and as we all know; the holidays can stress already tight budgets.  Your generosity can help provide holiday gifts and winter necessities to more than 800 families in need.  A donation of $75.00 will provide for a family of one and $300.00 for a family of four.

How it Works

  • You choose to adopt a family ranging from one to eight members.

  • Fill out the online Participation Form.

  • Don’t forget to check with your company to see if they offer a Matching Gifts program.

  • We’ll match you with a family based on your capacity.  

  • Once you agree, we will send you a family description and a list of what they need. 

  • You get to go shopping and drop your gifts off at: Catholic Charities NY, 1011 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022 by December 13, 2019 for delivery by our volunteers.

Another Option for You to Participate

  • You can make a monetary donation and we’ll do the shopping for you!

  • Lastly, you become filled with a sense of joy by helping your neighbors in need!

  • Use the Participation Form to adopt or donate to a family!


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    Learn More and Get Involved

    • To learn more about the Adopt-A-Family Program or how the St. Nicholas Project helps throughout the entire year, email or call 646-794-2436.
    • We understand if you cannot adopt a family this year, but you can still help by making a monetary donation to the program using the link below.  Any amount you can contribute will help us buy gifts and your generosity and support is sincerely appreciated.