Holiday Adopt a Family

2020 Adopt a Family

The United Way Adopt-a-Family Program** allows businesses, community members, groups and organizations to provide local families with food, necessity items and gifts during the holidays. Families are identified by service agencies and they are experiencing extraordinary needs due to health issues, financial instability or other major circumstances. Adopters will receive the family wish list with information about the family, clothing sizes and items identified by the family. There are families of all sizes and stages that have need for support this year.

To adopt a family, get more information or provide support for this program, contact Patti at United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties at (319) 338-7823 or


**All families are identified and referred by United Way Partner Agencies. 


In 2019, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties connected 44 local families (213 individuals) with adopters through the program. In 2020 we connected 111 families with adopters! Thank you all for your support.


Adopt A Family Gift Idea List (by Age Group)