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2017 Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program


It is kick-off time for the 2017 Adopt-A-Family Program! This program has been going on for years at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Won’t you help us give the gift of Christmas to some of our children and families who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it?

We appreciate your participation in past years and look forward to hearing from you again. This year there are two ways to sign up, online or complete the attached form and email it back. Providing all your information will help us match you with the ‘perfect family’ to adopt. Make sure to provide name, email and phone for a primary and secondary contact person. We will get your family info to you as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that sometimes we don’t get a family until right before Christmas. So let us know how late you are willing to accept a family.

Important info to remember:

  • Due to confidentially, all items must be delivered to one of our centers. Our ECCAC elves will ensure they get to the families.
  • Once you have your unwrapped gifts together, drop them at the center you designated on your form. Drop off dates are 11am to 4pm at both centers on the following days:
    • Mon, Nov 27, Fri, Nov 29
    • Mon, Dec 4, Fri, Dec 8, Mon, Dec 11, Fri, Dec 15
  • Please do not wrap the gifts. Many parents have asked to be able to wrap their children’s gifts to feel part of the process. You are welcome to include wrapping materials in your donation.
  • If there are large or bulky items, please let us know in advance so we can make arrangements.
  • When purchasing for your family, the children are your first priority. 
  • Tips from past years
    • Gift certificates are great for teens. 
    • Gift receipts are appreciated if clothing is purchased.
    • Non perishable food/grocery store items such as gift certificates are always appreciated. 
    • Christmas decorations are a wonderful bonus if funds allow.
  • Tax letters are available in recognition of your purchases. A copy of all your receipts with a total is required to process your letter.
  • Have fun!  Know your efforts and gifts are greatly appreciated by our families, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, and our partner agencies!

Now that you have all the info, let’s get signed up!

Complete the form below or download th attached form and email it to With your help, we will be able help another 75 families and over 300 children have a very Merry Christmas. Have fun and know your efforts are greatly appreciated by our families, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and our partner agencies.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Kim Henderson
Director of Development
(850) 833-9237 Ext. 283

Group Name *
Group Name
Primary Contact Name *
Primary Contact Name
Primary Contact Phone *
Primary Contact Phone
Preferred Way to be Reached *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Secondary Contact Name
Secondary Contact Name
Secondary Contact Phone
Secondary Contact Phone
(number of children)
Most convenient center for you to drop off your gifts *
Because of confidentiality, we ask that all items be delivered to one of our centers. The happy elves at The ECCAC will deliver them to the children.
Latest Date You Can Accept a Family *
Latest Date You Can Accept a Family
Earlier Event: November 2
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Later Event: November 30