All of our families have been adopted! If you would still like to provide gifts for our families in need, consider participating in Adopt-A-Shelter.


Here's how Adopt-A-Shelter works: 

• Contact Meg Bittner at mdbitter@familyplace.org for a general wish list of items from our shelter residents.

• You or your group decide what types of items to shop for and give

• Bring the unwrapped gifts to our Holiday Donation Center along with wrapping paper, bows & tape

• We will distribute the gifts to the shelter where the clients can choose for themselves and and their children. They will be able to wrap the gifts they choose for their children. 


Here's how Adopt-A-Family works: 

• Our program has families that range in size from single clients to parents with six children

• You will shop for each member of the family, as well as provide boxes, wrapping paper, tape and bows to give to the client to wrap the gifts for their children. DO NOT WRAP GIFTS.

• Bring the gifts to our Holiday Donation Center in large plastic garbage bags. Secure the bags and tape your Family Code to the outside of the each bag. 

Donation Center Days and Hours
November 26 - December 17
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Late Hours
Thursday, December 6th and 13th - Open until 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 8th and 15th - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 9th and 16th - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Donation center address will be sent after you adopt your family. 


 • The Family Place distributes the gifts to the families.

Questions? Contact Meg Bittner at 214.443.7714 or volunteer@familyplace.org