Come Join the Fun!

Every year the most conscientious, productive 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 a feeling of comfort, support, and community.

Adopt-a-Family is a large-scale effort requiring time, energy, and goodwill! You can be the JOY that make this the most successful year ever when you adopt and/or volunteer your time to organize your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, faith members, and others to participate as adopters.



Adopt a Family
Sign up to be matched
with an individual or family.
Donate and we will do the shopping for you.
Just select “Holiday Adopt a Family Fund”
in the Designation drop down menu.
Host a Drive
Organize a drive and collect
items from our wish list.
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Interested in learning more about the Holiday Adopt-a-Family program? Read our FAQ fact sheet.


Important Dates

Sign up to adopt a family or Individual
Monday, October 5th through Friday, November 6th

Adoptions begin — adopters are matched with clients and wish lists are sent to adopters!
Monday, October 5th through Wednesday, November 11th

Winterfaith Wonderland Drive-thru Gift Drop-off*
Interfaith Community Services (headquarters), 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

Friday, December 4th  | Saturday, December 5th | Sunday, December 6th


* Adopters will receive a survey to sign-up for a drop off date and time.