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Make this Season Special for a Family in Need
Be the light in a needy family's holiday by participating in Adopt a Family! Adopt a Family is the George Washington University's annual holiday gift-giving event sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.
Last year, GW sponsored 615 individuals identified by Community Partners such as Academy of Hope, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CentroNia, the Latin American Youth Center, and the Transitional Housing Corporation.
Learn more about these community partners, and connect with volunteer opportunities beyond just the holiday season to alleviate poverty and homelessness in DC.
The Adopt-A-Family 2012 drop-off will be taking place December 4, 2012 in the Marvin Center's Ballroom (3rd floor).
The 2012 deadline to sign up is November 27, 2012. Please sign up here.
For any questions, please email email@example.com.
Thanks again for your support and generosity!
How it Works
Participating individuals and teams spend $60 on each individual of a family.
You, your peers in a student organization, or coworkers in your office, are expected to give three $20 gifts to each individual you adopt:
- one clothing gift
- one fun or recreational gift
- one housing gift (for adults) or educational gift (for children)
Families are identified by DC agencies and Community Partners, including Academy of Hope, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CentroNia, the Latin American Youth Center, and The Transitional Housing Corporation.
Traditionally student organizations, teams, and offices have adopted a family collectively. By sharing the costs equitably among members, it becomes much more affordable to spread extra holiday cheer to community members in need.