Host A Family helps families in need to provide holiday gifts, all done anonymously.
Host a Family 2020
This year, Host a Family is doing things different to keep our families, hosts, and volunteers safe and healthy for the holiday season. Instead of asking hosts to go out in public to buy gifts and supplies and then bringing all of our sponsored families in to gather, we need to do things differently.
Like each year, Host a Family will review applications for local families with children 17 and under.
How we'll use your donations
In previous years, we asked hosts to pick individual families and buy gifts which were then distributed by volunteers. We don't feel like we can responsibly do that in a way that protects the health and safety of our hosts, volunteers and recipients.
So, this year, your generous donation will be used to fulfill requests of a one or more local families by providing them gift cards to buy children gifts and other holiday needs. In late November and early December, Host a Family will use the money to buy the gift cards and other essentials and distribute them to the recipients in a socially distanced and appropriate manner.
We are asking recipient families to share pictures of their holiday purchases without any identifying information.
About Host a Family
Host A Family Inc. is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization where donations go directly to families in need. Today, with the ongoing assistance from DCHS, schools, churches, various organizations, many families, and dozens of volunteers, the HAF program now serves more than 300 families in need in its program area including the school districts of Stoughton, Oregon and McFarland.