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Adopt a family with Lifeline

VISTA — The giving season is here and North County Lifeline’s staff and volunteers are busy nominating families for its Adopt-a-Family program.

Adopt-a-Family is a holiday giving program for Lifeline’s hard-working yet low-income clients. Local businesses, organizations, and individuals can “adopt” clients by purchasing gifts or donating online, to make the holiday season special. Sign up now to adopt a family by contacting [email protected] or for more information, visit

You can adopt a specific family or donate generally. Lifeline will match you with a family of the right size to fit your giving budget. You can also sponsor specific items on the Amazon Wish List at to help provide gift wrap supplies and holiday decor for families in need.

Consider hosting a toy drive to give families a little extra help during the holiday season. You can host at your workplace, church, business or other place of gathering.  You can also donate online or with gift cards. Online donations will support families who have not been adopted or who need a little extra support this year. For example, many clients need bus passes to get to school and work. Cards can be mailed or delivered to the Vista office, 200 Michigan Ave., Vista.