Adopt-A-Family, a treasured tradition, helps to reduce a significant financial hurdle by providing The Centers’ clients with basic needs, winter clothing, household items, and holiday gifts. Generous donors, stakeholders, community agencies, and corporate partners can participate.

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:

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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Shop In Person

Top 10 Requested Items:

  • Coats (all sizes, ages, and genders)
  • Educational toys
  • Gift cards for older children (Chipotle, Subway, McDonalds, Gas Cards, Target, Walmart, etc.)
  • Headphones, ear buds, and other personal electronics ($100 limit/item)
  • Warm clothing (all sizes, ages, and genders)
  • Small appliances (blenders, microwaves, toasters, crockpots, airfryers, etc.)
  • Bedding and linens
  • Baby/toddler clothing
  • Children’s books (especially culturally relevant books)
  • Socks (all sizes, ages, and genders)

Shop Online

Prefer to shop online?

Visit our Amazon or Target Adopt-A-Family 2023 registries to have your donations shipped directly to The Centers!

Drop Off Information

If you have items to drop off:
E-mail the Basic Needs Resource Center or call 216-325-9626.

Drop off Dates/Times:
November 27 – December 12
Monday-Friday | 9 am – 4 pm

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

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

Director, Corporate Development


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


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


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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