OVERVIEW AND DONOR REGISTRATION
Once again this holiday season, Legal Aid Service of Collier County (LASCC) and Collier County Bar Association (CCBA) and Foundation are partnering together to match gift donors with needy children and their families served by Legal Aid to spread some joy during this special time of year. The Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program (AAF) is back for its 15th year! This year, we have made it fast and easy for you to register as a donor to sign up to ‘adopt’ a family in need with minor children served by filling out the adopter information on our AAF event page: click here to register as a donor.
WHAT IS THE ADOPT-A-FAMILY HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM AND WHO IS SERVED BY IT:
Our Adopt a Family event continues to match underprivileged families with minor children served by Legal Aid with benefactors who are willing to provide toys, gifts, clothing, and food to the families. We’ve assisted over 2,000 kids in the last decade thanks to the generosity of the CCBA and all of our donors/adopters!
frequently asked questions
CAN ANYONE REGISTER AS A DONOR:
Yes! You can ‘adopt’ an entire family, or make a donation earmarked to provide toys and gifts to children in need served by Legal Aid. Our donors include individuals, local businesses, civic groups (such as Optimist’s Clubs and Scouting Troops), informal groups such as book clubs, and others who just want to help. Donors are not limited to those in the legal profession and everyone is strongly urged to ‘adopt’ a family this year!
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHICH FAMILY I AM ASSIGNED TO ‘ADOPT’ AND WHAT GIFTS THE CHILDREN MAY LIKE:
After you register as a donor you will be paired with the family you have been assigned to ‘adopt’ based upon your preferences (such as family size) indicated at registration. Legal Aid will give you a form filled out by the family that will list the ages, genders, sizes, and ‘wish list’ toys or other gifts that the children would enjoy. Our generous donors decide what they’d like to give and do for these families in need – there is no minimum or maximum spending limit.
GIFT EXCHANGE PARTY – SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS:
We are bringing the same passionate approach to the event this year while adopting the protocols for “AAF” we developed last year to keep everyone safe and healthy. Once again, we will prepare a Holiday Drive-thru at our Naples office to allow our ‘adopted’ children and their families to receive gifts and remain in their cars at the same time. We will decorate a tree outside our office for pictures of the families receiving their gifts.
We will be utilizing a few social media platforms such as Facebook, Zoom, YouTube, and more to showcase all of the bright smiles of the children! We will also live-stream the event as we intend to have plenty of fun and festivities for all to see. Our joint efforts are committed to making sure the children and families are cared for, celebrated, and assisted with discretion and dignity.
A SPECIAL APPEAL FOR DONORS AND ADOPTERS TO SIGN UP THIS YEAR:
While our community is in the process of recovering in every way from the ongoing pandemic, there are many families with children being served by LASCC who are really struggling financially and emotionally. Through your generosity, you can truly brighten the lives of these children through AAF in 2021!
2020 Adopt-A-Family Gift Exchange Party
Thank You To Our Donors
2020 Adopt-A-Family Video