Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) is seeking corporate and individual sponsors and monetary donations for its annual Adopt-A-Family holiday program, which provides families and teens in Maricopa County with holiday gifts for both Hanukkah and Christmas.

“For more than two decades, our generous donors have opened their hearts to help make the holiday season bright for those in need,” says JFCS Program Manager Kathy Rood. “This year, we’re adding an online registration option that will make supporting our Adopt-A-Family program quick and easy. Last year our holiday program managed to reach more than 80 families in our community. With our new online registration form, we’d like to see that number double this year.”

All gifts and monetary donations received by Adopt-A-Family sponsors and donors will be distributed directly back to disadvantaged families who are currently receiving services from JFCS. Families are matched with donors who have generously volunteered to “adopt” a family for the holidays. Each donor receives a family profile, a wish list of needs and wants and drop-off information.

Added Rood, “In keeping with tradition, JFCS will once again host its annual It’s a Wrap! gift-wrapping event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus. This festive event enables individuals who wish to celebrate the season with other Adopt-A-Family sponsors an opportunity to wrap their donations as a community. Attendees share lunch and community as they ‘wrap up’ their sponsorship commitment.”

For more information or to sponsor or make a monetary donation to the Adopt-A-Family program, visit

To sign up for It’s A Wrap!, visit


Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. JFCS’ goal is for a future where families are strong, elders are cared for and children are safe. The organization’s dedication to its mission is strengthened by a commitment to core Jewish values that honor community and the continuity of the generations.


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