The Adopt-A-Family program has brightened the Holidays for thousands of local families for over twenty years.  Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County partnered with more than 30 businesses to provide 42 families with a memorable Holiday Season! Our ability to provide this opportunity for families and to maintain its success is due to the continued support and generosity of individuals like you, who have donated food, personal care items, new clothes, games and toys to our families, who might not otherwise have gifts to open!

Once again, we are hoping to provide this program for our families in need.  Here’s how you can help:  Gather together your friends, family members, and/or co-workers to solicit their help in providing a family with Holiday gifts. Contact Amanda Bitsoli, Program Supervisor at 734-975-0933 or amanda.bitsoli@bbbswashtenaw.org – letting us know in which way you can help.  There are three ways in which you can provide a family with an amazing Holiday to remember:

Option 1: We will provide you with an individualized “wish list” of items, which we ask each donor to use in determining their shopping list.

Option 2: Your organization can donate a basket or baskets of non-perishable Holiday food and/or a basket or baskets of practical household items, such as cleaning supplies, laundry soap etc., that we will deliver to our families. These are items that many families often go without during the Holiday Season. We suggest and encourage that items are donated in a sturdy laundry basket for easier and safer delivery.

Option 3: Monetary donations are welcome. BBBS will use the donations to “fill in the gaps” for any family that may be lacking needed items from their wish lists that were not provided by the donor. Donations are also used for ‘emergency’ wish lists for families that are suddenly facing hardships during the Holiday Season.

We then ask that you schedule a drop off/pick up time from December 4th - 15th, so that we can deliver items to families in time for the Holidays.  Any checks can be mailed to us, indicating Adopt-A-Family in the memo line.
 
We hope that you will join us in making the Holidays a little brighter for the children and families that we serve.  Thank you so much!!