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What is the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family Program?

Along with the Angel Tree Program, the Adopt-A-Family was created to address the needs of low-income families during the holidays and times of need.  Each year the Salvation Army St. Louis receives hundreds of applications for assistance for the Adopt-A-Family program. The families who qualify for the Adopt-A-Family program are facing significant financial hardships and are often unable to afford a Christmas dinner, new toys and warm clothing for their children. Some are single parent families with very low income and some are of large Families where a parent has been laid off from their job, have major medical expenses or facing some other significant challenge.

How Can You Help?

The Salvation Army’s Adopt a Family program is very rewarding and heart-warming way to help some of the neediest families in our community.  Its goal is to partner with businesses, organizations, and individuals who will adopt families who demonstrate extreme and/or unique needs during the Christmas season.  By participating in the Adopt-A-Family program, you can help with the needs of an entire family.  You can adopt a small family, a large family or multiple families.  The Salvation Army will provide the ages, sizes and wish list of each child.  This is a perfect holiday project and works for any budget.

How the Program Works

Adopt-A-Family sponsors will need to complete a simple form below, specifying the size of family that they would like to adopt. Donors will then receive a small summary of the family’s current situation, a list of all members of the household, clothing sizes for all the children in the home, as well as a small wish list for each child. Donors are not expected to purchase every item on the list. Minimum (not required) for adopting a family is an outfit per child, one toy per child, and a grocery gift card for the family.

Suggested Giving Levels

Family Size Suggested Spending
2 $75-$100
3 $100-$150
4 $150-$200
5 $200-$250
6 $250-$300
7 $300-$350
8 $350-$400

For more information contact: Adopt-A-Family Coordinator, Jada Taylor at adopt.family@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 314-646-4000.

Sponsors can also mail or fax the form to us:

Fax Number:
Attn: Adopt-A-Family

Mailing Address:
The Salvation Army- Adopt-A-Family
1130 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139