adopt a family program voa Adopt A Family This Holiday SeasonThe Volunteers of America Michigan Adopt A Family program is underway with the organization hoping to help over 4,000 families, which include 20,000 children.

Andrea Glenn turned to Volunteers of America after her mother died suddenly, leaving her to care for her niece and two nephews. Working a part-time job and not knowing how she would make ends meet, Andrea turned to Volunteers of America Michigan’s program hoping to get help. Now she’s just grateful for a chance to make the holidays bright for her and her family.

“I’m very blessed, I appreciate you…the Glenn family appreciates you,” Glenn said while talking about the program.

Another person seeking help was Barbara Watkins who lost everything when a pipe busted in her home causing the ceiling and walls to collapse.

“We lost furniture, clothes,” Watkins said. “We have nothing and it’s kind of hard starting over with 5 children, Christmas for us would be to get our home together.”

Watkins said she prayed for a miracle and then she heard about the Volunteers of America Michigan Adopt A Family program.

More than 9,600 families have already applied to the Adopt A Family program this year.

The program matches families and seniors in need with individual and/or corporate sponsors who “adopt” them for the holidays.

As a sponsor for a family, you can make a cash donation or sponsor directly. Either way, a family in need will receive:

  • New clothes for each child
  • Toys or gift items for each child
  • Food for the whole family

To sponsor a family this Christmas, call (248) 353-4862 or click here for more details or to help.

Comments (10)
  1. Lakeesha Gates says:

    Is their a program like this in Genesee County?

  2. Amanda Ruedisueli says:

    I was approved for the Volunteers of America Adopt a Family program but unfortunately we weren’t picked. I was hoping you know someone looking to adopt a family still. I have a 7 month old girl and a 6 year old boy. After my Divorce, a move and the death of my other son we have been left in poverty this year. I know my story is no more touching or special than anyone elses but my kids are special and I really want to be able to give them something for Christmas. I don’t care about me, just them. Please let me know if anyone can help. Thanks

    1. Sally says:

      What area do you live in?

      1. Amanda says:

        Sterling Heighs michigan

  3. nicole says:

    i would greatly like if someone from adopt a familie would contact me

  4. Lisa E.Henderson says:

    Hi, I have a family of 7. I have 4 precious little girls, 1 gifted boy, myself and my husband. We would really love someone to adopt our family. We are both unemployed and looking for work for 2 years. But, I don’t want that to impact my childrens Christmas in a negative way. My girls are 13,5.5,and 4. My Boy is 9. If you know anyone that might be interested, please contact me by e-mail. We are a good family catching some very hard times. Remember contact me at Thanks in advance for your kindness.

  5. tammie vanhorn says:

    My name is Tammie i have 3 children ej 20, teaira 15 and terry12 I need any type of help for christmas. I just got out of a abusive relationship and i gradurate from a class on thur that helps me get a house. i would love my children to have a christmas. Tammie vanhorn 133 cherryhill pon mi 48341 2486360352.
    thank you for your time and god bless

  6. sharita says:

    Hey my im a single parent i have a 13 yr old boy an custody of my 2 yr old grand daughter im out of work an not recieving any cash assistance…i would love for somone to adopt my family dis yr for christmas….i can be reach @ 313 574 1569 Sharita A…….Thanks

  7. Jacqueline Tolliver says:

    My name is Jackie and I have 2 girls. 8yr old Joselin & 3yr old Ane-Anna. Both looking to me cut off from FIA no cash. Had been looking for work over a year. I’ve had to throw away everything from bedbugs.We need a new start from these shelters. Please call me (313)6754338

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