Holiday 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, provide your information below or contact Patti Fields at United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties at (319) 338-7823 or



In 2021, United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties connected 147 local families; 618 individuals (411 kids, 207 adults) with adopters through the program. Thank you all for your support!

Adopt-a-Family Gift Idea List (by Age Group)

For More Information or to Adopt a Family in Johnson or Washington County (Iowa):

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