Adopt a Family for the Holidays

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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.

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.

You will be matched with an anonymous “adoptee” family from Westchester County. We will provide you with their story and provide their holiday wish list of items.  You can enjoy holiday shopping for your family and deliver the wrapped gifts back to our office.

Sample Wish List Items

  • Household items
  • Electric heaters
  • Pots and pans
  • Microwave/toaster/coffee pot
  • Winter clothing
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Hats/scarfs/gloves
  • Hygiene products
  • Lotion/shampoo/body wash/toothpaste/laundry detergent
  • Educational toys/ laptops/tablets
  • Gift Cards to supermarkets/Target/Walmart stores

If interested, please contact Shellese Dixon-Rawls at (914) 738-1728 EXT 29, (914) 419-3587 or