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 during the holiday season 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 & Drop Off Items

Register with James Forristell (James.Forristell@thecentersohio.org) and use the Adopt A Family Wish List of our most-needed items to begin shopping for families in need. Starting November 20th through December 13th, you or your organization can drop your donations off at The Centers’ administrative location at 4500 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103.

Shop Online

Visit the Adopt A Family Amazon registry to select from Wish List items and have your donations shipped directly to The Centers!

Start 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.


Please contact:

James Forristell

Development Director



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 / Floss / Razors (Women & Men) / Lotion

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