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Holiday giving opportunity: adopt-a-family

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Share the American spirit of giving with refugee families this holiday season.

By participating, you make a refugee’s first holiday in the U.S. one they will always remember.

The IRC will match you with a refugee family for whom you will be invited to purchase holiday gifts. You will have the opportunity to present these gifts to your “adopted” family at a multicultural holiday party. Alternatively, you can drop off these gifts at the IRC office and we will deliver the gifts for you.

We recommend spending a minimum of $100 on an individual, $150 on a couple and $400 for a family of six or more. Giving to a family can be pooled to accommodate family needs and size.

Giving opportunities are still available if you’re unable to shop or attend the party. 

Interested in adopt a family but live outside of Abilene?
Let us do the shopping for you. Remote adoption opportunities are available.


Getting Involved

  • Contact Emily Parker at emily.parker [at] rescue.org (subject: Adopt-A-Family) or call 325 675 5643.
  • You will be assigned family and will recieve a holiday shopping guide.
  • All purchases and contributions given to the IRC are tax deductible.
  • Plan to wrap all of your gifts.
  • Receipts for all purchases are required.
  • The deadline for gift drop-off is Monday, December 18.