Newark Branch NAACP has been adopting a family each year for more than a decade.
This year our family was a single mother with 4 children. The mother left her abusive boyfriend’s home due to allegations of sexual abuse involving her daughter. The family is currently living in a shelter.
Our donation has been delivered and the family is ready for the holidays!
Thank you for participating!
Serving Delawareans in Need
Adopt-A-Family has helped Delaware families in need since 1973 and is coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers in all three counties. The Adopt-A-Family program aids families in crisis – those struggling with illness, homelessness, domestic violence, poverty or unemployment.
During a typical year, the Adopt-A-Family program, with assistance from the Human Services Councils of New Castle County and Kent/Sussex Counties, has provided urgently needed assistance to over 4,500 disadvantaged Delaware families totaling more than 15,000 individuals. Most of the beneficiaries are single parent households, children and senior citizens.
HOLIDAY GIFT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Each year Adopt-A-Family seeks volunteers to “adopt” an individual or family for the holiday season. These special donors or sponsors provide holiday gift certificates for children and the elderly living in poverty. Sponsors are anonymously matched to a senior or family of one or more children. Adopt-a-Family provides the sponsor with the age and gender of each child in the family and a brief description of the circumstances that led to the need for assistance. The sponsor then provides gift certificates for the head-of-household to use in purchasing holiday gifts