Holidays 2014


Help Make The Season Bright For All Families This Christmas. Adopt A Family Or Senior In Our Community And Give The Gift Of Hope This Year.

Help make the season bright

Phoenix Family's Adopt-a-Family and Adopt A Senior programs provide families and older adults living in low-income housing with a Christmas they cannot afford for themselves. We match our families with generous donors who "adopt" families for the holiday. Each sponsor receives information about the family or senior that they are helping along with an individualized wish list. And every gift brought in goes directly to the family or senior that you have adopted.

This year, we will begin distributing the wish lists of children, families and seniors in Phoenix Family's programs beginning November 17, 2017.

General Information

To adopt a family for the holidays with Phoenix Family, please complete our online sponsor form.

After receiving your sponsor form, we will contact you with a personalized profile of a family that has requested adoption. The form will provide you not only with general information about the family (names, ages and gender of the children), but will also provide you with a short biography of the family that you’re adopting.

We ask that all gifts be delivered to Phoenix Family’s Main Offices (3908 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64111) by December 18, 2017. Gifts will be distributed to the families by December 21, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions
Complete our online sponsor form. We will be in touch with you within two business days to start the adoption process. Or contact Libby Otto at 816.612.8840. Let us know what size family you prefer and give us your contact info, and we will try to pair you with a family that is a good fit.
Yes, we often have groups from a department at work, or Sunday School classes, or extended family groups that choose to work together to adopt a family.
Yes. Each sponsor will receive profiles of possible families or seniors, which tell you a little bit about the family or person who is seeking adoption, the number, ages, and gender of the children and their wish list. We want you to choose a family who “speaks” to you – we find that the more connected you are to the family you’re helping, the better the experience will be for you.
Great! Most of our families range from 2-5 people (1-4 children) and most of our seniors live in a single-person household. Just indicate which size family you’d like to adopt on the sponsor form and we will match you with enough families or seniors to reach your total request.
We send a questionnaire to the family so that they can provide correct clothing sizes, gift suggestions, and food preferences. When you are assigned a family, you will receive that list. We do not promise to supply everything on their list, so you are free to choose how much or how little you want to get for the family.
We have the adoptees indicate what gift cards would be useful for those sponsors who would like to give a gift card. It is entirely up to you as to whether you give a gift card.
In order to maintain privacy for donors and recipients, Phoenix Family volunteers will deliver your gifts for your family or senior. If you wish to make the delivery yourself, please let us know early so that we can make proper arrangements. We will begin delivering gifts to the families the week before Christmas, so please bring your gifts to Phoenix Family’s Main Office at 3908 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64111 by Monday, December 18th. If you are unable to deliver them at that time, let us know and a volunteer will arrange with you to pick them up at a location that is convenient for you.
Absolutely! Nonperishable food for a holiday dinner or throughout the year and cleaning supplies are always needed and very much appreciated by our families.
We ask that if you aren't able to participate after signing up to please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help them get adopted again.
We strive to contact every sponsor within two busines days. However, if after a week, you still haven't received any information, please call Laurel Groh at 816.612.8841.

If you would like to adopt a family or a senior resident for the holidays, please fill out our online sponsor form and we will be in touch shortly!