“Adopt” a family this season!

We are so excited to have you as a partner for our Adopt a Family program! Every December, we are able to reach even more families by providing a great start to the new year through the help of companies, organizations, and individuals like you.

This year, for the safety of our donors, staff, and families we request that gift cards are provided instead of wrapped gifts. ❄️

Do I need to sign up?

To request a Way to Grow family, please contact Liz Woods, our Adopt a Family Coordinator. You (or your group of supporters!) can decide what size family to sponsor, and information about your assigned family will shared with you.

Where should I send the gift cards?

Please mail cards to our office:

Way to Grow
Attn: Liz Woods
201 Irving Ave. N, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Gift cards may also be dropped off in-person! Please call our office to schedule a drop off time.

Please indicate the gift card amount on each card and enclose a gift receipt when possible. Please also include your contact information—we would love to send you a thank you note!

How many gift cards and how much?

Whether you purchase one gift card (or multiple), we ask that you please plan on spending $50 per family member.

Where should I shop?

We suggest purchasing gift cards from stores that families can easily access either online or in person, with a variety of merchandise to choose from. Please consider purchasing from one of the following stores:

Target or Walmart
Best Buy (great for families with teens)
Kohl’s (affordable clothing and housewares)
Cub Foods or Aldi’s (grocery cards for a special holiday meal)
Marshall’s or JCPenney (clothing for the whole family)
Visa gift cards (allows families to buy from their favorite stores)

What is the deadline?

Due to busy holiday mail, we ask that cards arrive in our office by December 2nd to allow time for families to purchase items before the holidays.

Can I enclose a note?

Absolutely! Feel free to enclose a card or note sharing words of hope and wishes for the New Year, and we will make sure to include in the package we forward to your Adopt a Family.


Contact Liz Woods at:
(612) 874-4740

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