Making the holidays bright for our families!

Celebrating our 22nd year!

Registration for 2019 is now open.

Adopt-a-Family pairs individuals, families, civic groups, and corporate teams with Compass families who are homeless or at imminent risk and lack the resources to buy holiday gifts. For many families, these gifts will be the only gifts they will receive during the holidays.

Families, individuals, and groups have made Adopt-a-Family a holiday tradition - the true meaning of the season - by giving gifts and showing compassion to others.

How it Works!

  1. You'll be asked to choose how many families and total people you'd like to adopt. You should anticipate spending a minimum of $150 per family member.

  2. We strongly encourage donors to make a donation to Compass of $125 per family adopted. This donation helps offset the significant costs of running this program and helps to ensure our client families receive the full range of services they need throughout the year, not just during the holidays.

  3. Compass staff will follow up by email with your family wish list(s) starting in mid-October.

  4. Compass staff will help you through the rest!

Check out our FAQ for important details and instructions: Download

All Adopt-a-Family gifts and donations are tax-deductible. You will receive a thank you letter in January describing your participation in the program. Keep your receipts so you can attach those to the letter for tax purposes. Our tax ID Number is 94-1156622.

Shopping with Amazon or eScrip? You can designate Compass Family Services to receive additional funding through the AmazonSmile and eScrip programs!


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Volunteer for Adopt-a-Family!

There are many different ways you can volunteer during Adopt-a-Family, whether you are adopting a family or not! You, your family, group, or office team can help with administrative tasks or help during the donor drop-off days and family pick-up days at our storage facility. It takes a lot of people to make this project successful each year and we'd love the help. And... it's pretty fun, too!

If you are interested and would like more information, email Karin Lamb for details about volunteer opportunities: