The Carlsbad Christmas Bureau Adopt-A-Family Project has provided food and gifts for needy Carlsbad families since 1970. Over the years, thousands of families have been adopted by the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.

The goal of the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau Adopt-A-Family Project is for businesses, organizations and individuals to adopt needy families within Carlsbad and provide gifts and food to help them celebrate the holidays.

Organizations or individuals can help a Carlsbad family this Christmas by:

  • Collecting nonperishable food items and gifts for their adopted family and delivering them to the Christmas Bureau, which will then deliver the goods to the needy family.

  • Making a cash donation of approximately $25 per family member. The Christmas Bureau will see that the adopted family receives a gift basket.

  • Making a monetary donation of any amount. Donations can be sent to: Carlsbad Christmas Bureau-Adopt-A-Family Project, P.O. Box 1669, Carlsbad, CA 92018.
     
  • Collecting food or gift items, which the Christmas Bureau will use to provide for families that are not adopted.  Drop off locations

 

In 2005, Through donations and food drives by local schools, businesses and organizations, including many City of Carlsbad Departments, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau, more than 500 needy families received assistance.

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