Adopt-a-Family enrollment began the week of September 6, 2023 for minor children ages 0-17 years old. 


Please be prepared to upload these documents:
1. Your Photo ID
2. Proof of Scottsdale Residency
3. DES Benefit Letter with all household members listed. (If you do not have this letter, you must submit a 30 day income verification and birth certificates for all children.)

English Waitlist Form

La inscripción al programa Adopt-a-Family comenzó la semana del 6 de septiembre de 2023 para niños menores de 0 a 17 años. 


Por favor este preparado / a para mandar estos documentos:

1. Su identificación con foto.
2. Prueba de Domicilio en Scottsdale (contrato de renta o fractura de utilidades de los últimos 30 días).
3. DES carta de Beneficios con todos los miembros del hogar (si no tiene esta carta, debe mandar ingresos de 30 dias y certificados de nacimiento de todos los niños) 

Lista de Espera Español

Adopt-a-Family Details

The Adopt-a-Family Thanksgiving and Adopt-a-Family Holiday Programs are joint ventures coordinated and facilitated with Scottsdale Community Partners and the City of Scottsdale Human Services Division. This program matches income-eligible families with sponsors who provide food and gifts for the Holidays.

The number of eligible families who enroll in this program always exceeds the number of donors. Each year we support over 250 families for these programs. We really need the help and support of the community to ensure these individuals and families are serviced through the holidays.

The Thanksgiving Program provides products and ingredients for a full meal, including a turkey or ham, gravy, canned fruits and vegetables, cranberries, a type of potato, and pumpkin pie.

The Holiday Program is more individualized. For families, the program focuses specifically on the children. In most cases, the children of enrolled families would not receive any holiday gifts without the support of our program. Each child in the family is interviewed to find the 3-5 gifts they would like to receive.

Support Adopt-a-Family

Ways can you help support Scottsdale families in need during the holidays:


Sponsor a Family

2022 Sponsor Form will be available on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Waitlist to become a Sponsor


Financial Donation

Make a monetary donation to help supplement the needs of the program

Make a Monetary Donation


Food Donation

Donate food to the Vista Del Camino Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon - Fri at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale AZ, 85257.


Frequently asked questions about the program

Sponsors will drop off gifts to Vista Del Camino (7700 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, AZ. 85257).

Drop off dates: Thanksgiving: 11/14/23-11/17/23, Winter Holidays: 12/12/23-12/15/23 (Late day drop-off 12/14/23 till 6 p.m.)

Drop off will be a drive-thru style again this year.

Review the Family Enrollment Information Flyer (View the English/Spanish Flyer) and then call the Vista del Camino Community Center at 480-312-2323.

The City of Scottsdale screens applicants for financial eligibility and creates a brief bio of the housebound senior, disabled adult, or family in need, which is then shared with the person or organization sponsoring the individual or family.

You are asked to provide a Thanksgiving meal for the family you sponsor. You can provide a gift card or food to include: a gift card for a turkey, stuffing mix, canned or jar: sweet potatoes, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, mixed fruit, chicken broth. Please also include a disposable roasting pan.

You will be asked to provide each child with 3 gift items for a total of $75-100 per child and a grocery gift card ranging from $30-75 (depending on household size) for the family's holiday meal. You may provide clothing, additional needed items, and gift wrap, if you wish.

Sponsors will be matched with families and receive an email with a family description, wish list and instructions regarding how to deliver the items for the family.