STEAC 2020 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.


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.

Sign Up

To sign up to be an Adopter CLICK HERE


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.
  • In attempt to better match the needs of the families being adopted, we are offering 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 (2020) will be December 8-11.

Cost Information by Family Size

Type of Family

# of Family





Single (Limited Cooking)



Single (No Cooking)












Extra Large

8 plus

$500 +

Examples of Checklists provided to Adopters

(The actual list provided will depend on family size.)
Examples coming soon.

To Sign up to be an Adopter CLICK HERE


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