You can help others this holiday season, especially children and families in our Foster Care and Adoption Program, Community-Based Counseling Programs, Residential Treatment Program and the Stanley G. Falk School. The Adopt-a-Family Program pairs donors with families by giving a wish list and a brief narrative of the family’s background. Through the overwhelming support of our donors last year, Child & Family Services provided gifts to more than 580 individuals. Below are a few of the heartwarming messages we have received from families:

"Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. My words can’t thank you enough!"
"It was so wonderful to smile and know that people out there really care."
"Thank you for helping to make this Christmas such a blessing…"

Donors are asked to bring unwrapped, new gifts for each family member to Child & Family Services on Tuesday, December 13, Wednesday, December 14 or Thursday, December 15. Registration for the program begins in mid-October.

If you are unable to provide for an entire family, gift items for teenagers and adults or gift cards for Target, Wal-Mart, gas stations and movie theatres are also welcome. Monetary donations are also helpful. We also need volunteers to assist during gift drop-off.

For more information about becoming a holiday volunteer and donation opportunities, please contact Theresa DeLuca, Adopt-a-Family Program Coordinator, at (716) 335-7235 or