Adopt A Family for the Holidays

Looking to spread holiday cheer? Support military and veteran families through Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family.

Provide gifts for the children and a grocery gift card for the family to put towards their holiday meal.

Registration for individuals and businesses to adopt-a-family is open through December 20th at 1 pm CT!!

Military and veteran 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 provides holiday support to eligible military and veteran families through the Adopt-A-Family program.

The Soldiers’ Angels Holiday Adopt-A-Family program helps businesses, organizations, and individuals support qualified military and veteran families that could use some help providing a holiday celebration for their families. The minimum requirement to adopt a family is to provide gifts for the children and a grocery gift card to help them purchase their holiday dinner and trimmings.

The goal of providing these families with holiday support is to show America’s gratitude for the services and sacrifices not just from the military service member/veteran, but from the family as a whole.

Are you interested in spreading the word about the Adopt-A-Family program to help recruit qualified families or the volunteers that want to support them? Be sure to check out the Adopt-A-Family Recruiter Toolkit.

Click here to sign up for email notifications about the 2022 Adopt-A-Family Program!

Angel Volunteer Commitment

The Soldiers’ Angels Adopt-A-Family Team is the only virtual team that solely operates during the holiday season. If you join this team, either as a business or an individual, you will be expected to provide (at minimum) the following to every family you adopt:

  • Gifts for every child
  • Grocery gift card for the family to put towards their holiday meal

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Registration to adopt a family is now open! To get started, login to an existing Angel account or Sign Up to become an Angel volunteer.

How It Works:

Military and veteran families register with Soldiers’ Angels and provide the necessary documentation to validate their service as well as their financial status. While this program is not designed to only support families in need, priority is given to families based on income.

From there, the families are uploaded to our database and await adoption by individuals, organizations, and businesses. Once adopted, adoptors can view the family’s wish list on our database and also contact the family with any questions or to arrange shipping/delivery of the gifts.



  • Businesses must adopt a minimum of 3 families. There is no maximum number of families businesses can adopt, but the business must be able to support every family they commit to adopting. To get started, businesses must first join Soldiers’ Angels as a Business Angel.
  • Before you register your business, please read the Adopt-A-Family Businesses: Requirements and FAQ’s page to familiarize yourself with the Adopt-A-Famly Program.



Whether you are participating as an individual or business to adopt a family, or you are a supporter that would love to share information about the great work of the Adopt-A-Family program, we’ve created toolkits that will help you communicate everything Adopt-A-Family! In addition, we are always looking for help recruiting eligible families to participate. If you have connections in the military and veteran community, we would love your support recruiting those families!

Marketing Materials:

Within each toolkit, you’ll find a ton of great marketing materials— like flyers, one-pagers, social posts/graphics, and more. But, to save you a few steps, you’ll also find a few of those items here.

Social Media Frames

Using a program like Canva, you can add your own photo to these Adopt-A-Family frames and then share how you are supporting military and veteran families during the holidays on your social channels!

Twitter Frame: Add your photo to the frame!
Facebook Frame: Add your photo to the frame!
Instagram Frame: Add your photo to this frame!
Instagram Stories Frame: Add your photo to this frame!

Ready to Get Started? Register to Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays

Step 1: Complete the volunteer registration form as a ‘Team Angel‘ for individuals or ‘Business Angel’ for businesses You will be required to donate a small fee of just $1 per month. Learn why here.

Step 2: After you’re approved, log into our database: Angel Base Camp. Click “Search Opportunities” and select an opportunity you would like to support. Within the opportunity you select, you will have access to details about the family, a wishlist of items for each child, and other important details. You will also get contact information for the family and will need to reach out for full details before you start shopping.

Step 4: Shop for the gifts and get them to your family in a timely manner ahead of Christmas.

Step 5: Report the support you provided in Angel Base Camp.

“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”

Ready to Get Started?

Don’t forget to review the Holiday Adopt-A-Family FAQ’s Team Angels and/or the FAQ’s for Businesses before registration opens!

Looking for a virtual volunteer opportunity that goes beyond the holiday season? Click the ‘volunteer’ button to see all of our volunteer opportunities! If you a service member or veteran looking to register for one of our services, click Get Support now. If you’re looking to register as a family who receives holiday support, click Register for Holiday Support.