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Welcome to Adopt-A-Family’s Blog!

In this section, you will find the most relevant news about Adopt-A-Family’s funding partners, agency highlights, family success stories, and event updates.

Are you a funder, community partner, member of the media, or Adopt-A-Family program participant interested in being featured?

Email Hannah Nelson at: hnelson@aafpbc.org.


21st of December 2016

Happy Holidays and Thank You All for a Special 2016

  Dear Adopt-A-Family Community,   I want to first and foremost thank you for supporting the work we do. The 2016 year marked one of the more momentous years in recent memory at Adopt-A-Family. A few of the many special highlights from the past year included the following: We once again provided services to more than […]


13th of December 2016

Santa Shoppe 2016

  This year’s Santa Shoppe Celebration was nothing short of magical. Though the holiday craze placed two very meaningful events only days apart, our hardworking and resilient staff (along with our one-of-a-kind supporters) pulled off another memorable Santa Shoppe. More than 250 children who are served by Adopt-A-Family programming participated in the festivities. Special thanks to […]


8th of December 2016

Tree Lighting 2016 – Memorable, Beautiful, and Record-Setting.

On December 6, 2016 more than 250 dedicated Adopt-A-Family supporters gathered for the 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The event featured vibrant auction formats, elegant cuisine, a powerful success story, and news regarding the shared accomplishments between our one-of-a-kind supporters and the agency as whole. Perhaps most importantly, the night also set a Tree Lighting […]


3rd of December 2016

Introducing Tree Lighting Chairs, Penny Heller & Holly Maisto

Pictured, Holly Maisto & Penny Heller. 2016 Tree Lighting Chairs.    It is hard to believe that the 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration is only days away! We thought that today would be a better time than ever to introduce our community to the 2016 Tree Lighting Committee Co-Chairs, Penny Heller and Holly Maisto! We’d […]


30th of November 2016

Stability Becomes Reality for Wiley Reynolds Gardens Family

In recognition of Bank of America‘s recent grant in support of Wiley Reynolds Gardens Apartments — we thought it would be fitting to share a story from a family participating in the program. Nearly seven years ago, Patrick Parkes and his family moved to the United States from St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica in search of […]


29th of November 2016

Bank of America and Comcast Spotlight Create Special Giving Tuesday at Adopt-A-Family

It was a #GivingTuesday to remember at Adopt-A-Family! Our friends from Bank of America  presented Adopt-A-Family with a $15,000 basic needs grant in support of Wiley Reynolds Gardens Apartments. The grant is part of a more than $600,000 collective investment the bank is making in South Florida to address issues related to basic human services. […]


27th of November 2016

Palm Beach Post “Season To Share” Selects Adopt-A-Family Client

We thank our friends at the Palm Beach Post’s Season to Share for selecting a powerful story of an Adopt-A-Family client struggling to make ends meet. Below is an excerpt from Ms Gumbs’ story from Season to Share. To read the full story and learn how you can make a difference, click here.  Janice Gumbs […]


23rd of November 2016

TJ Maxx Ensures Special Thanksgiving For Our Families

For the second consecutive year, the incredibly generous T.J.Maxx regional team donated 60 turkeys to benefit families living on-site in Adopt-A-Family programming! TJ Maxx also provides financial support to our nationally recognized homeless prevention program! The team collectively stated that they are proud to be “bringing back the holidays” at Adopt-A-Family. Pictured AAF staff and […]


22nd of November 2016

First Ever “Feels Like Home” Project at AAF Brings Smiles and Gratitude

Last week, Adopt-A-Family’s Project SAFE with help from our friends Palm Beach County ‘Canes launched “Feels Like Home.” Feels Like Home is a community engagement series with a goal of providing a welcoming environment to formerly homeless families transitioning to a new apartment to call home. Each family, and specifically, their children, creates a wish […]


18th of November 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Celebrates Successes and Dedicated Team Members

Yesterday evening, Adopt-A-Family staff and Board of Directors celebrated the Annual Meeting on the Project Grow turf. We want to take the opportunity to formally recognize our Annual Meeting award recipients. Staff Awards 5 Year Recognition – Rae Harris. Since day one, Rae has brought a rare energy, spirit, and work ethic toward becoming an […]