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Holiday Assistance is Available for National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty
Please read this message regarding the Holiday Assistance Program for
Service Members and Families in need.

Adopt-A-Family offers the opportunity for individuals, businesses, families,
etc. to "adopt" a family from our military community who might be in need,
during the holiday season and beyond. The program is 100% confidential and
the adopting family/business/individual is never given any personal
information on the family in need. Additionally, no Service Member or
Employee's Chain of Command is ever notified of your enrollment in the

The sole purpose of Adopt-A-Family is to provide the most essential goods or
services a family is in need of. Items we seek to provide to families
include winter clothing (coats, scarves, gloves, boots), food, assistance
with essential household expenses (utilities, heat) and presents for
children. Adopt-A-Family is NOT MEANT to provide luxury such as game
systems, electronics, jewelry, etc. We are trying to provide for families
who are suffering hardships, whether temporary or longer term, who will have
difficulty doing so during the holidays.

Who is eligible? - All members of Connecticut's Military "family" are
eligible to be adopted or to adopt. This includes all Guard, Reserve and
Active Component Families.

How do I enroll? - If you would like to adopt a family or if you would like
to be adopted, please call our Operation E.L.F. hotline at 1-800-858-2677
and the Adopt-A-Family team will be happy to assist you. We'll do a quick
intake sheet with you over the phone that will identify your specific needs,
clothing sizes, etc. and will then match your family accordingly. Remember,

Where and when does this all come together? - If you are adopting a family,
specific instructions will be given to you at the time of adoption so that
you will know when and where to bring your items. Likewise, if you are being
adopted, you will be provided with full instructions by the
Adopt-A-Family Team as to when your items will be ready for pick up.

If this program is of interest or benefit to you, PLEASE call us! We
continue to stress that your need is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and our only goal
is to make the holiday season a happy one for you and your family!


The Connecticut National Guard Service Member and Family Support Center Team

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

Town Hall Hours  Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM