Adopt A Family Association


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Its' all about the children
  Its' All About the Children

2016
In Memory of Mayor Richard Bonde

We here at the office of the Adopt a Family Association was very saddened
to hear of the death of Mayor Richard Bonde of Willowick.  He and his family
were great supporters of the Adopt a Family Association programs and we will  miss him
dearly.  We pray and ask for comfort for his family and his children.

We also want to say thanks  to all  of you who had sent contributions in memory of
Mayor Bonde to the Adopt a Family Assn. and we appreciate the family thinking of
us to receive this generous contribution.    God Bless you all.






Mayor Richard Bonde


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The Adopt a Family Association


2015 has been a very active year for the Adopt a Family Programs, our Family Needs program has received closed to 60 or more requests for beds, furniture and household items from families in need and referrals from other agencies. With the help of in-kind donations and monetary donations , we have continue to help those who need these items.  Unfortunately we cannot meet all demands due to the volume of requests.

Our  Adopt a Family for Christmas program has once again grown to service some families outside the state of Ohio with the support of generous donors in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey.  We appreciate your kindness and support for helping these families and the participation through our Christmas program. 

Of course as every year we have more families seeking help for the holiday program than we have support which means not all families who had applied were or can be adopted.   But we want to say thanks to all of the family sponsors who looked into their hearts and wallets to help families in need during the holiday season throughout the state of Ohio  and other states, our total families for 2015 was 290 families and over 700 children.  This also includes  families that were invited to our Families Helping Families party with the support of Dollar Bank customers and our partnership with Dollar Bank and WKYC channel 3. 

     

          

We want to say thank you to The Fidato Group who had noted their participation in the Adopt a Family for Christmas program. They wrote a news release for The Fidato Group that was distributed to media outlets all offer the country. The release with your comments can be found by using this link to the local CBS affiliate, or this more permanent link through PRNewswire.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-fidato-group-promoting-holiday-cheer-with-adopt-a-family-for-christmas-program-300191714.html




Thanks to all who volunteer their time to make this a memorable Christmas to our community families!

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The Adopt a Family Association is a collaborative partner with the Parma Family Collaborative with support for needy families in our community.  Programs offered by the Collaborative are the  Free Mobile Food Pantry and will begin their Summer Meals Program.  You can find all of the information on 'Our Events page".  If you need help with food or to feed your children during the summer months, please attend! 

                               

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HISTORY:


T
he Adopt a Family Association was created to provide a short-term safety net and temporary caring support to Greater Cleveland area families in crisis working to maintain a stable home environment for their children as they overcome traumatic socioeconomic circumstances.  Since 1996, we have helped hundreds of families and their children by
provided them with Christmas toys, food, clothing, furniture, beds or other services selected to meet specific identified needs.  

Every year we hear about a family that has fallen on hard times due to recent loss of employment,  taking care of sick child or an unforeseen financial hardship that plagued them just before the holidays.  Whatever the reason, we try to help those who may need assistance during the holiday season.  Through the Adopt a Family for Christmas Program these families are matched with potential family sponsors who would like to provide these families in our community with the spirit of Christmas.

Referrals to the Adopt a Family Association from area churches, friends, neighbors and other organizations including the Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Salvation Army, 211 United Way, the City of Cleveland  and other local and county agencies with families needing help during this holiday season increased tremendously.  With the economic downturn moving slowly to an upward position and improved economy, it  has affected all of us in some form or fashion.  But for many of us not to the extremes these families are suffering. 





Confronting poverty face-to-face has inspired volunteers to help the children in our community and for the Adopt a Family to secure its 501c (3) accreditation during 2007 as part of its strategic effort to become a not for profit organization. 

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If you or your group would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, please go to our Sponsor Page for information as to what you need to know about sponsoring/adopting a family.

 
For families needing assistance's in the Cleveland, Akron, Medina, Painesville areas or those residing the surrounding counties of Cuyahoga county,


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5753 Chevrolet Blvd, Parma, OH. 44130
Phone: 440-882-6600
Email: info@adoptafamilynow.org




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