160 Families “Adopted” for the Holidays

Thank you to all who participated by “adopting” a family in 2021!

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FSW’s annual Adopt a Family gift drive makes the holidays brighter for Westchester families who are unable to buy essentials and gifts this holiday season. The holidays can be an extremely difficult time of year for families and children who have been struggling.

FSW’s Toni Garcia accepting gifts in 2020.

Our Adopt a Family drive provides families in need with the holiday of their dreams. Our mental health clinicians, social workers, teachers and staff nominate families and submit their applications for a holiday “adoption.” We have witnessed families break into tears of joy and disbelief when they have been chosen. The program staff personally delivers the items to each family. It is an amazing experience to witness and be a part of.

Volunteers will be matched with an anonymous “adoptee” family from Westchester County. We provide their story and provide their holiday wish list of items.

To learn more, please contact Shellese Dixon-Rawls at (914) 738-1728 EXT 29, (914) 419-3587 or Shellese.Dixon-Rawls@fsw.org.