STEAC 2021 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.

Adopter Applications will be available starting October 11, 2021. The matching process will begin in early November and continue through the end of the month. Our goal is to match adopters with adoptees as quickly as possible, so as soon as a match is made, you will receive all necessary details about your adoption in email. All matching will be complete before Thanksgiving.

The drop-off dates for the food & gifts for your Adoptees will be December 7-9, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Davis.

Sign Up

To sign up to be an Adopter CLICK HERE

Or, download this form to send via mail or email.


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 list from your adopted family. You are asked to provide one or more new gifts with a total value of about $30 for each individual in your family.
  • 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.

Cost Information by Family Size

Type of Family

# of Family














Extra Large

8 plus

$500 +


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