Salvation Army Adopt a Family
The Salvation Army Adopt a Family program aims to provide help for families with low income. If
you are a family that needs help for Christmas, you can contact the Salvation Army nearest to where you live to get
an application form for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family program. Below are some details of how the Salvation Army
Adopt a Family program works.
How to apply for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family program?
To apply for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family program, contact your local
Salvation Army office. You can call 816-252-3200 (Independence, MO) or 816-241-6488 (Blue Valley,
MO) for more information on this Salvation Army Adopt a Family program.
When is the deadline for applying for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family
You need to apply very early for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family program to receive
assistance. Usually you need to apply by the end of October to be considered for the Salvation Army Adopt a Family
Can I get help with Christmas dinner from the Salvation Army Adopt a Family program?
Many adopters ask the Salvation Army how much they need to give if they are adopting a family.
The Salvation Army recommends that an adopter spends at least $10 per person that he or she is adopting.
How much will an adopter need to spend to adopt a family through the Salvation Army?
An adopter should spend at least $15 per child. The Salvation Army recommends that the adopter
gives at least 2 gifts to each child he or she is adopting. The adopter should also provide at least $10 in grocery
gift card per person he or she is adopting. That means, if you are adopting a family of 3, then you need to send
$30 in gift card as well as $15 per child for gifts.
Where to drop off or pick up gifts for adopters and adoptees?
The adopters must deliver all the gifts and gift cards to the Salvation Army office where he or
she is adopting through. That means, if you are talking to the Independence Salvation Army, then the gifts need to
be delivered to Independence MO. The adoptees will then pick them up from that same office. So, choose a location
that is nearest to you for convenience.
Where to call to adopt a family?
In the fist week of December, you can call the dedicated number 816-769-9988 or 816-769-9998 to
adopt a family. They will match you with a family that needs help. This line is open for about 2 days and then
after that you will have to call the Salvation Army's office using the phone number above.