STEAC 2019 Holiday Program
Information for Adopters


STEAC's Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program provides a way for community members to support low income families and individuals in Davis during the holiday season.

To Sign up to be an Adopter CLICK HERE


About


Community individuals, families, and groups (office, club or business) may participate as an Adopter.

An eligible family, who has been screened by a crew of dedicated STEAC volunteers, is matched with the Adopter.

Adopters and Adoptees remain anonymous to each other.

The program starts in late October - accepting submissions from those who'd like to adopt and screening the applicants.

Details


The details and deadlines for taking part in the program are provided for Adopters. The helpful information will include:

  • Food List of what to purchase for the adopted family, based on family size.
  • Check amount for you to include, which will be used to provide a gift certificate for your adopted family to purchase fresh food items at a local grocery store.
  • A gift list, which is a wish list from your adopted family. You will provide at least one new gift for each family member, valued at about $30.
  • New for 2019: In attempt to better match the needs of the families being adopted, we are excited to be offering this year a choice of ethnically-inspired food lists in addition to the traditional food list. The food items on all of the lists can be purchased in local grocery stores (Safeway, Nugget, Save-Mart, Target, etc.) and the costs by family size are similar for all lists.
  • The drop-off dates for Adopters this year (2019) will be December 3-5.

Cost Information by Family Size


Type of Family

# of Family
Members

Approximate
Cost

Single

1

$140-$160

Single (Limited Cooking)

1

$120-$140

Single (No Cooking)

1

$120-$140

Small

2-3

$200-$250

Medium

4-5

$300-$350

Large

6-7

$400-$450

Extra Large

8 plus

$500 +


Examples of Checklists provided to Adopters

Actual list provided will depend on family size

List A. Traditional for a Medium family download
List B. Hispanic for a Medium family download
Shopping Tips for List B download
List C. Asian for a Medium family download
Shopping Tips for List C download


To Sign up to be an Adopter CLICK HERE


If you would prefer to mail or email the Adopter Sign Up Form,
click here to download the form.

Questions?

Send an email to holidayprogram@steac.org