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Adopt a Holiday Family – Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family

Looking to spread the holiday cheer? Support military and veteran families through Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family.

Give the kids gifts and a grocery gift card the family can use for their holiday meal.

Registration for individuals and businesses to adopt a family is now OPEN!

Military and veteran families usually live on a very tight budget, so organizing a Christmas celebration or other winter vacation can be a real challenge for some of them. Soldiers’ Angels provides vacation support to eligible military and veteran families through the Adopt-A-Family program.

The Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family for Holidays program helps businesses, organizations and individuals support families of qualified military and veterans who may need help hosting a party for their families. The minimum requirement for adopting a family is to provide gifts for the children and a grocery gift card to help them buy their holiday dinner and toppings.

The goal of providing these families with support during the holidays is to show America’s gratitude for the services and sacrifices of not just the military service member/veteran, but the family as a whole.

Are you interested in raising awareness of the Adopt-A-Family program to help recruit qualified families or volunteers who want to support them? Be sure to check out the Adopt-A-Family Recruiter’s Toolkit.

Click here to sign up for email notifications about the Adopt-A-Family 2022 program!

Voluntary commitment of angels

The Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family team is the only virtual team that operates only during the holiday season. If you join this team, whether as a business or an individual, you will be required to provide (at a minimum) the following to each family you adopt:

  • Gifts for every child
  • Grocery gift card for the family to use for their holiday meal

How it works:

Military and veteran families register with Soldiers’ Angels and provide the necessary documentation to validate their service and financial status. Although this program is not designed to support only families in need, priority is given to families based on income.

From there, families are uploaded to our database and await adoption by individuals, organizations and businesses. Once adopted, adopters can view the family’s wish list on our database and also contact the family with any questions or to arrange gift shipping/delivery.

People:

Companies:

  • Companies must adopt a minimum of 3 families. There is no maximum number of families that companies can adopt, but the the company must be able to support each family it agrees to adopt. To get started, businesses must first join Soldiers’ Angels as business angel.
  • Before registering your business, please read the Adopt a Family Business: Requirements and FAQs page to familiarize yourself with the Adopt-A-Famly program.

Resources

Toolboxes:

Whether you’re involved as an individual or business in adopting a family, or you’re a supporter who would like to share information about the great work of the Adopt-A-Family program, we’ve created toolkits to help you communicate everything Adopt -A family! Additionally, we are always looking for help in recruiting eligible families to participate. If you have connections in the military community and veterans, we would appreciate your support in recruiting these families!

Promotional material:

Inside each toolkit, you’ll find a ton of great marketing materials, such as flyers, one-pagers, social media posts/graphics, and more. But, to save you a few steps, you’ll also find a few of those items here.

Social media frames

Using a program like Clothyou can add your own photo to these Adopt-A-Family frames, then share how you support military and veteran families during the holidays on your social media!

Twitter frame: add your photo to the frame!
Facebook frame: Add your photo to the frame!
Instagram frame: add your photo to this frame!
Instagram Stories Frame: Add your photo to this frame!

Ready to start? Join Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays

Step 1: Complete the volunteer registration form as a ‘The Angel Team‘ for individuals or “Business Angel” for companies You will have to pay a small fee of only $1 per month. Find out why here.

2nd step: After being approved, log in to our database: angels base camp. Click on “Search for Opportunities” and select an opportunity you would like to support. As part of the opportunity you select, you will have access to family details, a wish list of items for each child, and other important details. You will also get the contact details of the family and need to contact all the details before you start shopping.

Step 4: Buy the gifts and bring them to your family in a timely manner before Christmas.

Step 5: Report the support you provided in Angel Base Camp.

“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going out of your way to help our family over Christmas. It’s not easy to need help. But it was amazing to say to my wife, ‘Look the goodwill of the American people”. My daughters were very happy and excited. We cannot say enough to express our gratitude. It was probably the best Christmas in many years. We were truly blown away by the blessings! God bless you”

Mark and his family

Looking for a virtual volunteer opportunity that goes beyond the holiday season? Click on the “volunteer” button to see all our volunteer opportunities! If you’re a service member or veteran looking to sign up for one of our services, click Get Help Now. If you would like to register as a family with Vacation Assistance, click Register for Vacation Assistance.

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