Registration to adopt a family for the 2021 holiday season is now OPEN!
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.
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.
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!
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.
- Individuals can adopt up to three families, but must first join Soldiers’ Angels as a Team Angel.
- Before you register, please read the Adopt-A-Family Frequently Asked Questions for Team Angels page to familiarize yourself with the Adopt-A-Family Program.
- Businesses can adopt as few or as many families as they are able to support, but 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.
Ready to Get Started? Register to Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays
Registration is now open!
Step 1: ONCE REGISTRATION OPENS 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”
– Mark and Family
We’re Here to Help!
After you join, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Team Leader with questions! You’ll also be invited to join an exclusive Facebook Group and connect with other Team Angels on your team.
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.