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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!
What is Adopt-A-Family?
Adopt-A-Family is the George Washington University's annual holiday gift-giving event where members of the GW community provide families in need with clothing, household items, educational items, and toys!
Who Can Adopt?
Anyone! Departments, Greek Chapters, Student Organizations, Sports Teams, Individuals, and More!
How Can I Adopt?
Visit this webform to register! Registration must be received no later than Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
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.
When and where do I bring my gifts?
All presents must be dropped off at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 between 8am-12pm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at 202-994-9900.