Adopt a Family

The holidays can be a difficult time for families in need, but their need is not limited to holiday time. This year, in place of our Adopt a Family program, we will be focusing our efforts on raising funds for our Lifelines Emergency Assistance program. 

Lifelines operates all year long to support people in need. It provides short-term, emergency financial help for crisis situations that impact a person’s safety, health, housing, or ability to provide for themselves and their families. And many of the families we help throughout the year need additional help during the holidays.

You can support families in need by donating to Lifelines Emergency Assistance here.

Gift card donations will also be gladly accepted to provide assistance for basic needs through the Lifelines program. Cards for groceries, gas, and household items from stores such as Target and Walmart are most useful.

Gift cards can be dropped off or mailed to:
Jewish Federation & Family Services
1 Federation Way, Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92603

There are also many organizations in Orange County that provide gifts during the holiday season. Find a list here:

Holiday Assistance Resources

If you have questions, please email or call 949.435.3460.