We Need Your Help!

We have clients at DVIS who can’t afford gifts for their families during the holidays. Adopt-a-Family is our annual holiday assistance program that pairs community partners like you with one or more of the families we serve to give them gifts this holiday season.  Adopt-a-Family is a fun way to share the joy of the season with a family in need.  It can also be a rewarding experience for families, community groups, church groups, work teams, and local businesses.

How It Works

  1. Complete the Sponsor Form online by November 10. If you are unable to shop for a family, you can also donate gift cards and DVIS staff will do the shopping for you!
  2. We will send you the family’s wish list by November 17. Wish lists will include sizes, preferences and any special needs for each family member.
  3. Shop for your family!
  4. Label all unwrapped gifts with the family’s code and which member the gift is for (ex: Mom, Boy 1, Girl 1, etc.).
  5. Deliver the gifts to DVIS between 9 am – 4:30 pm, December 4-8.

Important Tips

To protect the identities of our clients, we will assign each family a code.  It is very important that you label the gifts with this code so we deliver them to the right family.  The average cost to buy for a family of four is $300; however, your level of generosity is up to you. We only ask that you buy new items for these families. We do not accept used gift donations.

Are you ready to Adopt-a-Family?

Complete the Sponsor Form online by Friday, November 10 or contact Amy Luznicky to sign up!