STEAC 2020 Holiday Program

So many of us take for granted that we can afford gifts and food for our families and friends during the holiday season. But there are many Davis families who struggle to provide food, heat, clothing, and shelter to loved ones, and therefore special meals and gifts can be challenging to provide. STEAC's Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program provides a way for community members to support these low income families and individuals during the holiday season.

Low income families and individuals, who have been screened by a crew of dedicated STEAC volunteers, are "adopted" by community members. Adopters and adoptees remain anonymous to each other.

Ways to Participate in the Holiday Program

1. Adopt an individual or a family: You can be an adopter yourself, or with your family, friends, club, group, or workplace. More information coming soon.

For information for Adopters including link to sign up, click here.

2. Apply to be adopted: To qualify, your family members must be residents of the city of Davis, and meet the same income guidelines as the Federal Free School Lunch Program, whether or not you have school age children.

An online application form will be available from October 26 to November 15. The number of applications is limited and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one application per family will be accepted. Click here for more information about the application process this year.

3. Volunteer: The Holiday Program needs lots of volunteers, especially December 8 to December 12. If you are already a STEAC volunteer, you will receive an email about how to sign up to help this year. If you have not volunteered for STEAC before or haven't filled out our Volunteer form, click here to fill out the form and let us know you are interested in helping with the Holiday Program this year.

4. Donate Money to STEAC: In addition to adopting a family, there are also other ways to support low income families served by STEAC's programs, including the Holiday Program. Click here to make a donation to STEAC.


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