2023 Adopt-A-Family Program

About ADOPT: Beginning in October, generous people from around the greater Houston area register to become a Sponsor through Adopt-A-Family, committing to make a less fortunate family’s holiday brighter.

It’s really rather simple:  your family/organization has what you need and much of what you want. But you know there are many who struggle to get their families anything beyond basic necessities, which presents especially difficult decisions during the holiday season. Houston Children’s Charity helps connect families in this situation with “Santa’s helpers” to bring holiday joy to those in need.

Enthusiasm for this seasonal program has grown each year to reach approximately 500 families through 400 sponsors. As a result, since the program’s inception, our sponsors have helped tens of thousands of children understand the MAGIC of the season! We expect there will be a great demand for assistance this holiday season and we (along with Santa) need your help to make Christmas a little brighter for children who truly need it. Please consider signing up to be a Sponsor today!


As a reminder, the Adopt-A-Family program opens each year on October 1st and typically closes mid-November due to high demand.

If you would still like to help spread Christmas cheer, you are more than welcome to donate toys through the distribution that happens the week of December 5th.  If you would like more information, please contact hcc@houstonchildrenscharity.net or phone the office at 713-524-2878.


The enthusiasm and support for this program continues to surpass previous years. In October, generous people from around the greater Houston area begin contacting Houston Children’s Charity to help make a less fortunate family’s holiday brighter.

HCC’s Adopt A Family program allows Houstonians the opportunity to create Christmas “MAGIC” by becoming a family “Sponsor.”  Thanks to their generosity, over 2,000 children were blessed with Christmas joy. The families involved with our Christmas programs were touched with a giving spirit and toys that bring those special memories that every child deserves.

Each adopting sponsor purchased toys, housewares, clothing and/or other items needed by their individual family. Many families have greater needs for their little ones than simply toys. Because of our sponsor’s giving hearts…Christmas miracles do happen!!!