Cottonwood Tucson’s Adopt-A-Family Sponsorship
The Salvation Army helps families in crisis. During the holidays their Adopt-A-Family Program seeks groups and organizations to participate within the local community by adopting a family to address the needs of low-income households.
Minimally each sponsor agrees to provide their "adopted family" with a $50 food certificate from a grocery store and $50 worth of new toys per child (children 15-years and older receive clothing and other age-appropriate items.) For example, a family of four (one adult and three children) would receive a $50 food gift certificate and $150 worth of new toys, for a total donation of $200.
Additionally the sponsor can choose to supplement the minimum guidelines with other items/gift certificates, and may choose to directly deliver the items to the family. The Salvation Army also allows each sponsor to determine the number and size of families each adopting group can commit to based on financial and resource requirements for the adoption size. In 2011 Cottonwood staff adopted a family of two adults and five children.
This is a fun and fulfilling "hands-on" project. Each year we ask our adopted family for the wish list, clothing and shoe size, and favorite color of each child. Then we go about gathering our donations, wrapping the gifts, and making the arrangements to deliver it all to our adopted family. This is a favorite Holiday activity here at Cottonwood.
The Salvation Army has been serving the Tucson community since 1893. If you, your company or organization is interested in sponsoring a local Tucson family in crisis you can visit The Salvation Army - Adopt-A-Family Tucson web page.
* Permission to use The Salvation Army and Adopt-A-Family Tucson logos has been provided to Cottonwood Tucson by the local office of The Salvation Army.