Our Adopt-A-Family program connects donors to our clients in the community and provides children and families with their most needed and essential items during the holiday season. Your generosity helps children and families across all of our service areas and makes an incredible impact to those we serve.

There are three great ways to participate in the program, depending on how you’d like to be involved. Select the option that works best for you:

Shop In Person

Due to COVID-19 concerns and safety restrictions, we strongly encourage the use of our online options.

If you have items to drop off, email andrew.bidwell@thecentersohio.org to arrange your donation drop off  Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm between November 30 and December 13.

The drop off address is: The Centers – Mandel Community Room; 4500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103.

Shop Online

Prefer to shop online? Visit our Amazon or Target Adopt A Family 2021 registries to have your donations shipped directly to The Centers!

Start shopping

If you are shopping on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile, and designating The Centers as your charity of choice. Smile.amazon.com is the same Amazon you know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.

Signing up is easy.

Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.

Choose The Centers for Families and Children in Cleveland, OH as your charitable organization to receive donations, and start shopping! You can bookmark smile.amazon.com to make it easier to return and start your shopping.

Make a donation

Click below to make a tax deductible donation directly to Adopt-A-Family so we can provide additional items for those in need.

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Interested in volunteering with our Adopt-A-Family Program?

We have many opportunities for individuals or corporate groups to assist with inventory, sorting, and distributing needs. Volunteer shifts will be limited due to COVID-19 with proper safety precautions in place.

 

Please contact:

James Forristell

Development Director

216-325-9286

james.forristell@thecentersohio.org

Adopt-A-Family Wish List

Basic Living Needs

Toothbrushes / Toothpaste / Deodorant / Soap (bar and liquid) / Body Wash / Bath Pouf / Culturally sensitive Shampoo & Conditioner / Body Wipes / Comb & Brush / Mouthwash / Q-Tips / FlossLotion

Baby/Child Items

Baby wipes / Diapers (all sizes) / Pull ups (3T, 4T, 5T) / Diaper Cream / Vaseline / Onesies (Newborn, 3-6M; 6-12M, 18+) / Wearable Blanket / Wearable Baby Carriers / Car Seat / Booster Seat / Back Pack / Sleepers (long & short sleeve) / Diaper Bags / Stroller / Baby shampoo, lotion & body wash

Clothing

Jogging Suits (all sizes: Children & Adults) / Leggings for girls and women (all sizes) / Hooded sweatshirts / Plain T-shirts (all sizes: Children, Adults) / Athletic Pants (all sizes: Children and Adults) / Coats (all sizes Children, Adults) / Hats, scarves, gloves (all ages) / Socks (all sizes: Children & Adults) / Underwear

Residential Needs

Sheet set (Twin & Full) / Towel Sets / Pillow Covers & Waterproof Mattress Covers / Washcloths / Dish cloths and dish towels / Dryer sheets / Laundry Detergent / Dish detergent / Bleach / Toilet paper (Single, Double, 4 Count roll) / All Purpose Cleaner / Paper towels / Dishes / Pots, Pans and Bakeware / Kitchen utensils / Electric Skillets / Disinfectant Wipes

Toys

For Babies, Toddlers, Young & Older Children:

Dolls / Trucks and Cars / Games & Puzzles / Tents / Action Figures / Stacking Toys & Blocks / Learning Toys / Play Doh (Accessories and play sets) / Musical toys / Books / Crayons, Markers, Paper

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