UPDATE: November 22, 2023 - At this time, all of our families have been adopted for this year. Please contact Mari Dahlke, email@example.com or 763.323.2066 ext. 118, to learn more about our Holiday needs or to be put on a family wait list. Thank you for the amazing community support!
Thank you for your interest in adopting a youth experiencing homelessness for the holidays. By adopting a youth you are helping their wishes come true for the upcoming holiday season!
Who can adopt a youth?
Anyone can adopt a youth on behalf of your own family, on behalf of your religious or social organization, or on behalf of your employer or business.
What is the monetary commitment?
The commitment is to spend $75 - $100 per family member for their gifts. The suggestion is to choose one larger item and two smaller items for each youth from their wishlist. We strongly encourage you to provide a $50 -$100 gift card for the youth to Target, Walmart, or a gas station to support the family over the holidays.
How will I know what to purchase?
Once you have completed and submitted the response form, HOPE 4 Youth will match you with a youth. You will receive their wishlist that they have completed. The wishlists will not have names for confidentiality reasons.
Do I need to complete all purchases before bringing in items?
Yes, we do need all purchases to be brought in together for each youth. Gifts need to arrive in a box, unwrapped, with the family number clearly written on the box that you use to bring the items. For example, if I am assigned Youth #22, I will purchase, gather, label, and place all items together into a box and then label that box “Youth #22” and then drop off the box.
When are items due?
All Adopt a Youth items must be received at the HOPE 4 Youth Drop-In Center (located at 2665 4th Ave N, Suite 40, Anoka) on one of the following dates:
Monday, November 27th from 8 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, December 2nd from 9 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, December 9th from 9 am – 11:30 am
Should I wrap items?
No. Please leave all gifts unwrapped.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Contact Mari Dahlke, Community Engagement Coordinator at 763-323-2066 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org