About Adopt A Family

How does LOV’s Adopt-a-Family program work?

Click to register as a Sponsor. Read more information below!

Ready To Get Started?

Step One:  Sign in to our website or register (middle button).

Step Two: Return to this page and click the first button to register as a sponsor.

Step Three: Use the passcode on the Sponsor Info page to access the Adopt-a-Family shopping cart.

More about Adoptions

Each year, between Thanksgiving and mid December, LOV’s Adopt-a-Family program benefits hundreds of local children and families with food, toys, household items and gifts.

Become a sponsor now!

Start with the middle button to register or log in.  Return to this page and click Become a Sponsor. Use the passcode shown on that page to access the shopping cart and start choosing your family(s).

Lov’s Adopt-A-Family (Support range $100-$1000)

LOV’s Adopt-a-Family program is excellent for individuals, families, groups and company teams who want to touch people’s lives in a very special and meaning-filled way. Suggested sponsorship level starts at $250 to adopt a family of four, but you can choose to spend more.  Adopt one or many families to make a big difference!

How it works:

We register eligible familes on our website, and make their profiles and wish lists available to you on our Adopt-a-Family Sponsors page.

You choose one or more families to adopt, and decide if you want to shop from their wish list for the things they want and need, or make a monetary donation which LOV will turn into a gift card, less a 20% administration fee. (You’re welcome to buy gift cards as gifts for the families without the admin fee!) Gifts are passed on directly to families with no fees charged.  Once you’ve found the family you’d like to help, just click to put them in our sponsor’s shopping cart, check out, and start shopping.

Last day to adopt is December 12th. Sponsors have until December 15th to shop and get their items to LOV for delivery to the families.  Adopted families receive their gifts on or before December 20th. We request sponsors wrap and label each package and bundle all family gifts together with the family name/ID# clearly attached. We request sponsors to keep receipts in case returns or exchanges must be made.  Refunds will only be made to the Sponsor, and issued at their and LOV’s discretion.

All eligible families are represented in our Adopt-a-Family sponsor drive.  Families not adopted will receive:

  • 1 Holiday Grocery Feast Basket
  • 1 new age-suitable toy for each child in the family (0-17 years of age)
  • Other available donated holiday items as available

Register on our website at www.lov.org, and visit the link to Adopt-a-Family.  Contact Sharon at LOV for more information (sharon@lov.org/510793-5683).

Who gets adopted?   

Vulnerable families come in all shapes and sizes!  They include full families, single parents and adults without children.  Some are grandparents or seniors, trying to make it on a fixed income with no room for extras.  Many adults in the program are unemployed, laid off, or can’t find a job with enough income to support everyone in their care.  Sometimes an adult or child in the family is disabled or suffering from a difficult long-term illness.  Children – emancipated, in foster care, or homeless – who are experiencing difficult times at home, at school, and virtually everywhere they go in life.  These are the families and the people you will be helping during the holidays.r family members.

Contact Sharon Slayton for more information.

The League of Volunteers
8440 Central Ave., Suites A/B, Newark, CA  94560
510-793-5683 , Web:  www.LOV.org  Email:  Sharon@LOV.org