During the Holiday season CIS- Bay Area Campus Coordinators
match economically disadvantaged families with individuals or group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas.
Christmas can be a very stressful time for these families and this program brings them a little joy. Without the benefit of an adoption, these families
would be looking forward to a very grim holiday.
When an Adopt-A-Family match is made, the family information and wish
lists are sent to the sponsor. CIS - Bay Area ensures that the family receives the
gifts and food the week before Christmas. Typically giftswill include a set of clothes
and shoes as well as one gift for each family member. Employees can either
donate money toward the adopted family or shop for items themselves.