Adopt a Family

Boston families need your help

The ABCD Adopt a Family program pairs families in need with individuals, families, non-profits and companies who want to help a family during the holiday season or throughout the year.

Why is the need so great?

In Boston alone, there are almost 32,000 children living under the poverty level . That’s almost 30% of all Boston children living below the poverty line of $25,750 for a family of four.

You can help!

The ABCD Adopt a Family program asks you to commit to making one greater Boston family’s holiday joyful — really brighten the season! We’ll tell you all about them and give you their wish list in late November. You will receive a profile of your sponsored family and help by fulfilling each families “wish list” of basic needs items along with gifts for the holidays.

You can give individually or as a group with your family, social or faith group, business, or benevolent society.

It takes just a little time and spending what works for you. Estimated costs are: 

A family of 2:  $250 – $300

A family of 4:  $450 – $570 

A family of 6:  $720 – $900

A family of 10: $1,050 – $1,200


To become an Adopt A Family Donor, simply complete this online form. We will match you with a family based on your donation budget and will send you the family’s “wish list”. Learn what we ask of you as a donor here. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at 617.348.6559 or give@bostonabcd.org