Where struggling families are provided a Christmas experience through the collaborative efforts of Christ-followers who care.

Nothing says Christmas in Fort Collins like Adopt-A-Family! A cherished annual event, the Adopt-A-Family program has served hundreds of struggling families in Fort Collins and neighboring communities each year since 2001. Churches, businesses, schools, agencies, and individuals partner in giving their time, talent, and treasure to provide for families in need through direct family adoption and the annual Family Festival.

To find out more about the upcoming Adopt-A-Family season, e-mail us at



Fill out our Adopt form (linked here during AAF season) and our matching team will prayerfully consider a family to pair you with and call you with details so you can purchase gifts for each person on the list.



Donations are welcome! Your financial gifts (cash, check or credit card) as well as toys, grocery or Walmart gift cards help keep Adopt-A-Family giving to those in need. Give financially by clicking below or explore our Creative Ways to Donate document for ideas on stretching your giving dollars further.



It takes hundreds of volunteer hours each year to make Adopt-A-Family the wonderful tradition that it is. Your time and talents are valued and there are so many ways to serve!


Giving Trees

We like to think of our business partners as “Adopt-A-Family Elves!” Hosting a giving tree at your business helps provide additional gift cards and toys for the families that are not adopted directly. Please contact the AAF office for additional information at