For more than five decades, the staff at Sylvania Area Family Services(SAFS), with much support from the community, has provided Christmas gifts and holiday meals to families in need in the Sylvania Community.

 With the help of generous adopters, over 220 families were helped through the Adopt-A-Family program in 2019.

We are looking for individuals or groups who are willing to “adopt” a family or multiple families for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. You or your group have the opportunity to spread a little holiday cheer and alleviate the financial stress of the holidays by providing help and hope to families in need.  We know that families will need holiday assistance even more during this difficult time.

Here is how to adopt a family for the holidays:
In response to COVID-19, we have had to adjust the way we distribute for the holiday program.  To make the distribution as contactless as possible, we are asking you as a donor to purchase a gift card(s) for the family in lieu of food and gifts.  We are committed to the health and safety of our donors and equally committed to continuing to provide this program to the economically challenged families in our community.

Thanksgiving– You will provide a gift card equivalent to a full holiday dinner based on the size of the family. Please deliver your donated gift card to Sylvania Area Family Services no later than Monday, November 23between the hours of 9 am-4 pm

Christmas– You will provide a gift card for both food and gifts.               Please deliver your donated gift card(s) in lieu of food and gifts to Sylvania Area Family Services no later than Monday, December 14 between the hours of 9 am-4 pm

Thank you for your generous spirit during these challenging times.

 Please sign up to Adopt-A-family by November 16 for Thanksgiving and December 11 for Christmas.