The families served by Adopt A Needy Family are in need of the most basic necessities, such as bedding, detergent, hygiene products and clothing. Since the program takes part during Christmas, volunteers buy toys for the children and gifts for parents since they would not be able to afford them.

What is unique about Adopt A Needy Family, is that this program assists the entire family.


Communities In Schools keeps students in school and on the path to success in life.  They serve over 7,000 students on 70 campuses, but many more need  help.

AANF a proud supporter of Communities in School and the Stuff the Bus Project, last year Communities in Schools collected 24.5 tons of school supplies with a value of nearly $300,000!

Floresville HS girls volleyball team deliver to their family

Each year schools, doctors offices, businesses, restaurants and individual families join us to assist families in need.  We serve many size families, the estimated cost to help is listed below:

To buy for Small Family 1 – 4 people is estimated to cost $250 per family

To buy for Medium Family 5 – 7 people – $450 per family

To buy for Large Family 7 – 10 people – $750 per family

To buy for Extra Large Family 11+ – $1000+ per family

Will you consider helping?

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For over fifteen years Adopt A Needy Family has been assisting families year round with programs such as utility supplements and back-to-school projects but our main focus is helping needy families during the Christmas season.  Every year we look to partners like you who give of themselves to help others.

In honor of our founder Fr. James Hubert’s life work we look forward to assisting families in the poorest and neediest neighborhoods of San Antonio.   This season, we invite you to consider supporting our efforts through the adoption of a family for Christmas, or through a monetary gift that we will use to purchase gifts for needy families you sponsor.  Without Adopt A Needy Family, these families most likely not be able to celebrate Christmas, the most joyous season of them all.

Families in need are identified through social workers and counselors in schools and churches and other nonprofit agencies.  AANF staff personally visits the homes to confirm they meet our economic requirements. We also insure that families are not duplicating services with other organizations.

Please consider joining us again in spreading the spirit of Christmas to those families who are less fortunate.  We look forward to your participation in this year’s efforts and encourage you to join us at our gift-wrapping event at St. Anthony Catholic High School or Program in December.

We wake up in the morning and follow our routine; brush our teeth, take a shower, shave, brush our hair and continue the day without giving it a second thought.  Did you know there are families that would not be able to do the same without your help.

The needs of the families we serve are year round and can change in an instant.  The items listed below are a snapshot of what the families we serve ask for:

  • Sheets
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Gel
  • Detergent
  • Hygiene Items
  • Grooming Items – razors, shaving cream, hair brush, etc.
  • Cookware – pots, pans, etc.
  • Housewares – plates, glasses, utensils, etc.
  • Clothing – pants, shirts, socks, etc.
  • Athletic equipment – footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Toys

Please note that we accept only new unwrapped items.