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.


    Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
    COVID-19 pandemic.

    For Help Call 888-744-7900