Adopt A Family Holiday Project

For the past 24 years, hundreds of Saint Louis County Government employees in dozens of different departments and divisions have taken the lead to provide food, clothing, toys, household items, help with rent and utilities for over 3,600 needy county families during the Holidays.

Each year, county employees are joined by businesses, faith-based groups and private citizens to make this worthwhile effort a success.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) provides the staff support to coordinate the project. A catalog of families and their needs is compiled and maintained by DHS.


All Families have been adopted for 2017.
How to Adopt a Family
  1. The catalog is available on-line. If you need a hard copy, contact Susan.
  2. Peruse the catalog, select the family or families you wish to adopt and contact Susan by phone or email to confirm availability.
  3. AFTER CONFIRMATION purchase new items the family has requested from their “wish list”. Only large items like furniture and appliances may be gently used (check with Susan).
  4. If you would like to deliver the gifts yourself, we will provide telephone numbers/addresses so you can contact the families and arrange delivery before December 20th.
  5. If you prefer that we arrange delivery, please wrap, clearly mark and tag gifts with recipient name and family number and deliver to us at 13044 Marine Ave. 63146 between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm on Monday, December 11th or 8:00 am - 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 12.