170 Families “Adopted” for the Holidays

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UPDATE: We matched 170 adoptee families with generous adoptive families!  We are no longer accepting new inquiries. Thank you for all of your support! 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 for a large adopted family.

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 will provide their story and provide their holiday wish list of items.

UPDATE: Our adoptee families have all been matched with a generous adoptive family!  We are no longer accepting new inquiries. Thank you for all of your support! If you are already participating and have questions please contact Shellese Dixon-Rawls at (914) 738-1728 EXT 29, (914) 419-3587 or Shellese.Dixon-Rawls@fsw.org.