Give Hope this Holiday Season!
Our goal is to help wounded/ill/injured (WII) warrior military families and gold star families in need with Christmas and Hanukkah presents for their children, along with a grocery gift card or prepaid Visa gift card for the family to purchase their holiday dinner and trimmings. This is a great way to connect one on one with WII warrior military families or gold star families to offer a special Thank You this holiday season by providing food and gifts.
Sponsor families, businesses, organizations or individuals who adopt a family on this platform will have the opportunity to support a WII or gold star military family to help them have a great holiday meal and presents for their children. Please read FAQs section first and make sure you understand all terms and agreements to participate either as a sponsor or wounded/ill/injured warrior family.
Those eligible for adoption include U.S. Based active duty military personnel, career or medically retired military, or those honorably discharged from service who have been injured, wounded or acquired a disease during service with a 50% or higher service connection. Priority to post 9/11 service members & gold star children. Please note, all families included in our Adopt-A-Family Program are screened by Operation Ward 57 and have been verified per established guidelines.
What am I expected to provide the families?
For each wounded warrior/WII/gold star family adopted, you are to provide a minimum of $50-$100 food gift card for a holiday meal (depending on the size of the family), and a minimum of 1 gift for each child under the age of 18 living at home in the amount of $25 - $50. All toys/gifts must be new and age-appropriate. We ask that you wrap the gifts and ship the presents to your family you are matched with, so the families can receive your gifts before the holidays. If you wish to purchase more items for each child you may, but this is not required. If you are in the local area of the family you have adopted, you may meet and exchange the gifts at a location that the family is comfortable with.
Once you select the family or families, you will receive an email within 48 hours with your family's contact information and instructions for next steps.