VOACC’s Adopt A Family program gives hope to many local children and families in need across The District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and the Carolinas

How Does It Work?

The mission of Adopt A Family is to connect families in need of assistance with those within the community who have a desire to make a difference – helping to make the holiday season a little brighter for our local neighbors in need!

Adopt A Family relies on the generosity of sponsors – either individuals, families, teams, organizations, and/or businesses – who commit to adopting a single family or multiple families. Then, the sponsor purchases and provides holiday gifts for each child in the family/families, as well as a special holiday meal for the family to enjoy.


In 2023, we are proud to announce that 49 families were adopted by 26 wonderful sponsors. We are truly grateful! We can’t thank you all enough for your support!

Located in North Carolina? You can help even more!

From now until January 18, 2024, Volunteers of America & Whiteville Alliance are having our first annual coat drive to support families! You can drop off coats at the following locations:

Volunteers of America

108 Memory Plaza, Suite A Whiteville, NC 28472

Monday – Friday 


Whiteville Alliance Church

623 Warrior Trail Whiteville, NC 28472

Tuesdays & Thursdays


For questions or special drop-off assistance, please contact Hannah Mills at 919-691-3411 or

How else can you help?

VOACC is also accepting monetary donations for individuals/families in need of support through Adopt A Family. Simply click the button below to sign up to donate to the Maryland, DC, Virginia, and North Carolina regions.

If you have questions, or would like to discuss the possibility of adopting a family this year, please contact Christle Baker-Gill at

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