The Human Services Council, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Services, is seeking individuals, businesses and organizations to help provide holiday gifts for the state's children and seniors living in poverty or in low-income households.
Each holiday season, donors are anonymously matched with a senior or a family of one or more children through the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family provides the donor with the age and gender of each child in the family and a brief description of the circumstances that led to their need for assistance. The donor then provides gift cards or certificates to use in buying holiday gifts.
To adopt an individual family in New Castle County, call (302) 792-9538; Kent and Sussex Counties, call (302) 424-7260. The deadline to adopt a family is Dec. 10 and all gift cards and gifts must be delivered by Dec. 17. For more information, visit dhss.delaware.gov.