Support Our Holiday Assistance Effort

The Adopt-A-Family Program serves a limited number of families who are experiencing extreme hardship during the Holiday Season. Families are selected from The Salvation Army Corps Community Centers, hospitals, and referral agencies throughout the city of Philadelphia. The common factor shared by all adopted families is their strong need for special care and extra assistance during Christmas. Families who are chosen to participate in this program have experienced the following crises during the past few months: death or extreme illness in the family, fire, recent incarceration of a parent, or women leaving abusive situations (to mention a few). 


Each family is matched with one sponsor who will purchase gifts for each family member, including adults. The family profile lists each family member's first name, age, gender, and gift ideas. Families pick up their gifts a week before Christmas. 


  • Wishing Well:

    The Wishing Well is similar to The Adopt- A- Program with a few minor exceptions. Sponsors can buy gifts for individual children as well as children in a particular family. Each family or individual child is matched with a sponsor who will purchase gifts for all the children under the age of 14 in the household (no adults or older children).

    The donor will receive a list of requested items to "potentially" purchase for the child. 


  • Angel Gift Giving:

     This is an individual gift-giving program. Donors are assigned an "Angel" and ship for the perfect gift for the indicated age and gender, The gift is returned to our office in mid-December for distribution to a local child in need. We will provide "Angels" in any desired quantity. 

  • Toy Drive:

    Conduct a toy drive at your location and encourage others to donate new unwrapped toys for children and young teens who are in desperate need this Christmas!  

    We will distribute toys to local families in the Philadelphia area. We welcome partners of all sizes with no minimum required.  If requested, we will provide a collection box and signage to make the drive a success.




    If you are interested in partnering with us, fill out the form and we will be in contact with you with more information.

    Please Note: This is NOT for those looking to receive help/toy assistance this Christmas.

    Call 215-787-2800 for Assistance Referral information.