Holiday Adopt-A-Family™

Thanks to the generosity of our community, all 293 families in our Holiday Adopt-A-Family program were matched with sponsors in 2017!

Last year, 293 families in need, including 715 children, were matched with 223 giving community sponsors to provide food, clothing and gifts for the holiday. More than 150 caring and committed volunteers helped distribute thousands of gifts and make holiday wishes come true.

See photos from our distribution here!

How does Holiday Adopt-A-Family work?

Each summer, Bellevue LifeSpring’s Human Services team conducts registration for families in the community who foresee needing help for Christmas. Each family is interviewed in person and qualified for services. They share a little bit of their story and create a wish list for each child in their family and one household gift.

In the fall, community sponsors are matched with families in need to provide gifts for Christmas and a grocery store gift card. Please check back in fall 2018 for more information on sponsoring a family.

The program culminates in a distribution day with an amazing team of over 150 volunteers. Please check back in fall 2018 for more information on volunteering at distribution.

For families wishing to meet with the Programs and Services team to enroll in Holiday Adopt-A-Family, click here.

Listen to what some past sponsors have to say about the experience of being a Holiday Adopt-A-Family sponsor:


“Living on the Eastside for almost 20 years, it was a shock to realize there were so many families in need. I feel so blessed with all that we have and if I can spend a bit of time making a difference in another family’s life, it’s well worth it.” – Elaine P.

“Holiday Adopt-A-Family is something I look forward to every year. Shopping for a family that would otherwise go without, seeing the expressions on the faces of the families when they come to pick up their gifts – both make the season a special one each year.” – Joan V.