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MamaGirl

“As a single father, Adopt A Family of Marin has been there for my son and me in a very desperate time. Not only that, but they responded faster than any other agency in Marin. They provided excellent referrals for employment and childcare resources, and had my son and me feeling more secure and cared for. Thank you.”

Jon and Aiden

“After we received short notice that the affordable home we had been renting for the past 8 years was being sold, we scrambled to join the extremely competitive and expensive Marin rental market. We were days away from being homeless, however Adopt A Family stepped in and assisted us with the much needed deposit to secure a new residence.”

James, Liza, and Olivia

Year-Round Sponsorship Program

We recently launched a sponsorship program, where donors can help a family in need for one month, three to six months, or an entire year. Together with a Resource Counselor, families who are receiving services from Adopt A Family will create a list of items that they need, but are having difficulty purchasing. These items may include basic household items, small furniture, and nonperishable food. Then, donors are paired with a family, go out and purchase some of the items on the list, and bring them to our office. We make sure the families receive the items in a timely manner.

Join our sponsorship program today! Please complete this form if you would like to sponsor a family in need. Questions about the Sponsorship Program can be directed to Rachel at [email protected].

This varies from group to group. However, an estimate would be around $50 per family member.

Yes! Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. We will send you a tax donation letter to the address you provide below as soon as you drop off your gifts.

Year-End Holiday Program

Our holiday program is a tradition for many Bay Area families, businesses, churches, and schools. Every year, with the help of hundreds of continuing and first-time donors, we provide a warm holiday for Marin families in need. In fall, families who have received emergency assistance from our agency are invited to prepare a wish list of gift ideas that would make their holiday season brighter. We ask that they include 10 gift ideas under $50 per family member. Donors who sign up to adopt a family for the holidays are paired with one of these families. The donors go out and purchase gifts, wrap them, and deliver them during designated drop off hours to our office located at 496 B Street in San Rafael, California. We ask that donors provide at least 3 gifts per family member. Additionally, a gift card to a local grocery store is given to every family that is adopted for the holidays. Donors either include this in their donation, or we add it at the time that they drop off their gifts. The program typically concludes on the 22nd of December. We make sure families receive their gifts before Christmas.

We serve over 500 families with our holiday program each year. Join us in this wonderful holiday experience! Please complete the form below if you would like to “adopt” one or more families in need for the holidays. All of the families live in Marin County and have previously received assistance from our agency. Questions about the Holiday Program can be directed to Rachel at [email protected].

This varies from group to group. However, we ask that you purchase at least three gifts per family member. The gift ideas listed on the family’s wish list should be under $50 each. So, an estimate would be around $150 per family member.

Yes! Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. We will send you a tax donation letter to the address you provide below as soon as you drop off your gifts.