Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

How to Give - Adopt-A-Family

The JFS Adopt-A-Family program provides families in need with gifts during the December holiday season. In 2009, the JFS Adopt A Family program served 120 families in need with Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday gifts. Unfortunately, there are many more families in our community who will not have presents to give their children during the holiday season, as well as older and disabled adults who are alone and would not feel remembered if it wasn’t for the generosity of our donors.

This is a great opportunity for an individual or a group of people (office team, book club, or a group of friends) to work together to help others who are less fortunate.

Interested donors will receive a vignette of a family and the wish list from a family in need, as well as the information as to the dates for dropping off the gifts to one of our JFS locations in your area. Please note that the items our families request are all based on needs and not wants. Gift cards to grocery stores and to Target are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Sherri Kadovitz at 213.260.7925 or

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