All adoptions are complete for this year, however you can help families year-round with a charitable gift by cash, check, or credit card online

by clicking here.


Interfaith invites you to our

Holiday Open House

and to tour our newly renovated headquarters!


Every year the most disadvantaged individuals and families Interfaith serves are nominated by staff for the Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. The individuals and families are then anonymously matched with generous “adopters” who fulfill their wishes for the holiday season, and provide them with unimaginable comfort and support.

Adopt-a-Family is a large-scale effort requiring a lot of time, work and goodwill! You can play an important part in making this the most successful year ever by volunteering your time and/or organizing a group, your company, faith center or family to participate in the program.

You will then be matched to your family or individual and provided detailed information about their holiday wishes and gift drop off procedures. If you are unable to complete the online application, please call or visit our headquarters at: 550 W. Washington in Escondido to complete a hard copy form.

If you or your group do not wish to shop this year, you can still make a difference by donating to the Holiday Adopt-a-Family program via a check or credit card gift. To donate online, visit and click “DONATE” in the top right-hand corner. From the drop-down menu select “Where It Is Needed Most” and scroll down the page to the “Optional: Additional Details About Your Gift” section. There, enter “Adopt-A-Family” to make your donation.

THANK YOU! Your generosity will brighten the holidays for our neighbors in need.

Important Dates to Note:

Sign up to Adopt-a-Family /  Individual in need: October 18 – November 20

Adoption begins! Adopters are matched with clients: October 20 – November 27

Last day to sign up to Adopt-a-Family: November 20

Gift drop off & Holiday Open House: Thursday December 7, from 1-6pm & Friday, December 8, from 1-6pm (at Interfaith Community Services, 550 W. Washington Ave.)