Enrich your holiday experience by giving back this season!

 Since 1997, the South County Outreach Adopt-A-Family program has helped families during the holidays by providing food, toys and clothing in a compassionate and supportive manner. Your donation goes a long way in helping families have a brighter holiday season.

Adopting a family is a wonderful way to teach children how be charitable and to involve them in a community project. It is also a wonderful team building opportunity at the close of the corporate year.

South County Outreach pairs sponsors with families in need, while considering requests for specific family size, ages of children even city of residence. Once matched, sponsors shop for groceries that can be a part of a holiday meal, as well as age-appropriate gifts for the children. Finally, the sponsors meet the families, delivering the food and toys and fulfilling holiday wishes through direct adoption or toy donations.

Families  are available for holiday adoption in the following south Orange County cities:

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Dana Point
  • Irvine
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Mission Viejo
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano

Your gift, large or small, can be the difference between a joyous or somber holiday for that family in need.

South County Outreach makes it easy for you to extend your kindness and generosity to the families in our communities by helping families two ways:

  1. Create a food basket for Thanksgiving or a December holiday meal and drop off at our offices November 1 through December 19.
  2. Adopt-A-Family for December holiday season.

Click HERE to download the Adopt-A-Family general information flyer.
Click HERE to read the Adopt-A-Family FAQs.

More opportunities to get involved this holiday season

Click the links below for more information:

Holiday toy drive

Holiday food drive



Adopt-A-Family Gift Suggestions

Festival of Trees