Adopt a Family

Boston families need your help

The ABCD Adopt a Family program pairs families in need with individuals, families, non-profits and companies who want to help a family during the holiday season or throughout the year.

Why is the need so great?

In Boston alone, there are almost 28,000 children living under the poverty level of $25,100 for a family of four. That’s 26 percent of all Boston children living in families where parents work two or three jobs — but struggle to pay rent, heat their homes and put food on the table.

The ABCD Adopt a Family program matches you with an underserved Boston household and asks you to make a personal commitment to brighten that family’s holiday season. You’ll receive information about your sponsored family and will do your best to fulfill the family’s “wish list” of essential items along with holiday gifts. You can give individually or as a group with your family, social or faith group, business, or benevolent society.

To become an Adopt A Family Donor simply complete this online form. We will match you with a family based on your donation budget and will send you the family’s “wish list” by November 15th. Learn what we ask of you as a donor here, and download our Gift List inventory form to keep everything organized! If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at 617-348-6559 or