Adopt-A-Family Team

"We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going out of your way to help our family during Christmas. It isn't easy needing help. But it was amazing to tell my wife "Look at the Goodwill of the American People".  My girls were very happy and excited. We can't say enough to express our gratitude. It was probably the best Christmas in many years. We really were blown away by the blessings! God Bless you" - Mark and Family

Who We Are and What We Do

Military families usually live on a very tight budget, so putting together a Christmas or other winter holiday celebration can be a real challenge for some of them—Soldiers' Angels is already hearing from hundreds of families who could use a bit of help celebrating this year.

The goal in helping these military families is to show America's gratitude with presents for the children and a grocery gift card or prepaid Visa gift card for them to purchase their holiday dinner and trimmings.

Military/Veteran Families - How Can You Apply?

If you are a military family wanting to apply for this program, please click here to read information from our Frequently Asked Questions for Families section to familiarize yourself with the program. Information in the Frequently Asked Questions will help you understand the program in more detail and the documents that will be necessary to apply for the program.

Registration is currently open. This program is open to families of deployed service members, families of Post 9-11 wounded, ill and injured service members and veteran families enrolled in the HUD/VASH program ONLY.

  • To be eligible for this program as a family of a deployed service member, the service member must be: Registered currently with Soldiers' Angels for deployed support, E1 through E6, AND not be scheduled to return from deployment prior to January 1, 2017.
  • To be eligible for this program as a family of a Post 9-11 wounded, ill or injured service member, the service member must have proof of disability and proof of Post 9-11 military service.
  • To be eligible for this program as a veteran family enrolled in HUD/VASH, the veteran must work with their case manager to apply.
Steps to Apply
  • If you are already registered with Soldiers' Angels as part of the Deployed Adoptions or Women of Valor programs, login to your account and check Adopt-A-Family. You will be instructed to complete additional information and upload necessary documents. Do NOT create another account as this will cause duplication and delay your application process. Click here if you are already registered. 
  • If you are NOT already registered with Soldiers' Angels and meet the eligibility criteria above, click here and fill out the registration form. Please make sure you fill it out completely and upload the requested documents.
  • HUD/VASH veteran families have a separate registration process. Please work with your case worker to apply.

Selection for this program is need based, as determined by Soldiers' Angels representatives, in their sole discretion. Please make sure that you upload the necessary documents to your application so that this does not delay the processing time.

How You Can Help

There are opportunities to help for volunteers, sponsors, and businesses!

Volunteers and Sponsors

If you would like to help out by adopting a family for the holidays, you must become a Team Angel first by clicking here. By becoming a Team Angel you will be able to not only adopt a military family for the holidays, but also adopt deployed service members, join a letter writing team, sewing and crafting team, baking team, or choose from one of our 12 volunteer teams working year round to support military families. When registering as a Team Angel, you are asked to set up a recurring contribution of $1 per month, $3 a quarter or $12 per year. This allows us to verify your information. Once you are registered as a Team Angel and have access to the Angel database, you will be able to log in to your account and get assigned to a military family in need.

After you're assigned a military family, please contact your assigned military family and then all you have to do is pick up a gift card for dinner supplies and presents for each of the children. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Team Angels for more detailed information.

If you can't adopt a military family by yourself, please consider teaming up with another family or organizing your church, workplace or community group to adopt. This project is a great way to connect one-on-one with military or veteran families while giving them a special 'Thank You' this holiday season. For groups wanting to adopt a family, only one member of the group will need to register as a Team Angel. Soldiers' Angels also has a dedicated GoFundMe account where you can donate specifically for the Adopt-A-Family Program.


If you are a business and would like to adopt multiple families, please complete the business application. For additional information, check the Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses or use the contact form on this page.

If you need more information, please use the contact form on this page.


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Oh wow thank you so much! Sandy is amazing, she is just the sweetest person. We definitely feel blessed to have an angel, our daughters are going to have such a wonderful Christmas thanks to all of you!
- Noel

Omgoodness!! What a blessing that will be for us. Thank you so much for your quick responses. I am in tears right now! Thank you!! - Brandy

I just wanted to thank Soldiers Angels And Michael Cory for making our Christmas for my girls wonderful. We love you guys and God Bless you All.

 Wow!!, that is amazing, thank you so much!! This was really going to be a hard year for us and this experience has turned a lot around!!! - Constance