Adopt A Family Association

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

August 17, 2015

Adopt a Family for Christmas is now open.  Families needing help for the holidays , please go the Christmas Program 2015 page  for the application.


August 15,2015 

The Adopt a Family Association would like to thank Ozzie from American Freight Store in Parma for their generous donation of a couch with matching loveseat and a futon.  These items will go to a needy family in our community.
Thanks once again to all at the American Freight Store, your generosity will not go unnoticed.  



August 10, 2015

Our Adopt a Family for Christmas 2015 will begin August 17th. due to the increase of inquires from both families and potential family sponsors.   Application for the Adopt a Family for Christmas 2015 will be posted at that time for families who truly  need help during the holiday season. 

For those interested in sponsoring/adopting a family for Christmas,  please review the sponsor page and it will provide information as to what we need to know from you to be a sponsor.

**Please note :if your family received help through our program within the last 3 years, you will not be able to apply due to the volume of families seeking help for the first time.  



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! 


May 1, 2015:

We've moved!!
The Adopt a Family Association has moved from its W. Pleasant Valley Rd office location to 5753 Chevrolet Blvd,Snowville Plaza, Parma, OH 44130 effective
May 11th.

Donations will be accepted as long they are in good condition.  Our phone number is the same;   440-882-6600.

As always, we thank those of you who support our programs.
Madeline Medley, Executive Director 



The Adopt a Family for Christmas 2014 was another huge success and we hit another milestone. With the help of family sponsors 220 families with 575 children received support through our Christmas Program.

Once again we could not have provided the memorable Christmas to all of these families and their children  without the help of our family sponsors, and especially our large/multiple family sponsors.  Not only that, the Adopt a Family for Christmas Program has expanded its service area beyond the state of Ohio with the help of Purolater International who supported 10 families in the state of New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.   The Adopt a Family Association greatly appreciate their support for our program and with their participation,  we have now gone national and with that support of potential family sponsors outside of the Ohio, we will be able to help more families in need during the holiday season. 

The Adopt a Family Association would like to express its sincere gratitude and support from all of the employees at WKYC, Channel 3 for sponsoring 4 families in the Cleveland area and their future participation in the Christmas program in 2015.  

Madeline Medley, Executive Director of the Adopt a Family Association had the privilege to be ask for an interview at their station regarding our programs and WKYC's delivery to the families they adopted for Christmas.  Interview and deliveries to the families airing links:

Interview with Executive Director:

WKYC's Danielle Wiggins and crew delivering to their adopted families:

We want to thank Ganley Dealerships again for their support in the Adopt a Family Association.  The Ganley Dealerships in the Northeastern Ohio area adopted 9 local families in areas where they have  car dealerships in northern Ohio.  We also express our gratitude for their involvement in our program and for their mentioning the Adopt a Family Association in a Plain Dealer interview regarding Ganley's commitment to help those in several communities. Read more..Ganley Dealership Christmas Story.docx
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Thanks to all of family sponsors who made this last holiday season, something to remember.
Bless You all..!


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. 

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

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