DSA of DE is hosting our first annual Adopt-A-Family Program this Holiday Season! This year has been exceptionally hard on our families and the need for financial assistance is greater than ever. We recognize this need and want to ensure all of our families have a happy holiday!

If you know a DSA family in need or are a DSA family in need, we want to help you! Please note that while we would love to assist all families in need, DSA cannot guarantee all registered families will be matched.

Please review the guidelines below before applying.

Eligibility: We are currently only able to serve families who are registered members of the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware.

Gift Pick Up/Delivery Guidelines: Please be responsive in DSA’s attempts to contact you regarding gift pickup/delivery. Failure in response could forfeit your opportunity to receive gifts for your family.

DSA will review all applications submitted by the deadline of Tuesday, November 17, 2020. You will be notified when you have been matched with a donor. If you are matched, DSA will contact you to set up gift pick up or delivery by a DSA team member, a volunteer, or the donor themselves.

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DSA is also accepting registration for donors! If you would like to lend a helping hand this holiday season please review the information below and click on the button below to email programs@dsadelaware.org and adopt a family!

By agreeing to adopt one of our families you are making a commitment to provide that family with enough gifts to give them a meaningful holiday. You understand that all of the families to be adopted are living on the edge financially and struggle to cover the costs of providing the basics like food, shelter, and clothing. Families requesting to be adopted in 2020 have submitted an application and been approved.

After agreeing to be a donor, you will be contacted with more information once we have chosen a family for you. We hope to have all families matched with a donor by Tuesday, November 24, 2020. After being matched with a family, we will send you their detailed wish list. The wish list that the families provide is meant to be a guide in helping you give items that are truly needed or desired in order to give these families a reason to rejoice this holiday season! The suggested gift range is $35-$50 per person.

In order to respect the privacy of our families, gifts will be dropped off to the DSA of DE by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

  • GIFTS MUST BE LABELED AND WRAPPED
  • YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE A DETAILED LIST OF WHAT ITEMS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED, SO THAT THE PARENT/GUARDIAN KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT
  • IF YOU ARE PURCHASING CLOTHING ITEMS, PLEASE INCLUDE A GIFT RECEIPT FOR SIZE EXCHANGES

Click Here to Adopt a Family!