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2021 Adopt-a-Family!

About the Adopt-a-Family Program:

For over three decades, faithful parishioners and donors throughout the counties served in the Archdiocese of Detroit have generously opened their hearts to the families in our region.  While many families receive gifts of clothing or toys from area parish giving trees, more direct financial assistance can become a great blessing to help purchase food, prescriptions, rent, and utilities.  100 percent of every donation received to the Adopt-a-Family program is distributed back to the families most in need of assistance. These families represent every age and ethnic origin and reside in every county in the archdiocese.  The Adopt-a-Family program is proud to help provide these services.

Click Here to Make your Gift!

Again, 100 percent of every dollar donated is distributed to the nominated families!  Click here to make a monetary donation to the Adopt-a-Family fund. 

How to Nominate a Family(s):

Nominations are now open.  Parishes and qualifying organizations can nominate a total of two families using the form here.


  • Must live in one of the six counties of the AOD
  • Must be nominated by a parish, partner organization, or CCSEM employee. Self-nominations will not be accepted!
  • Must not be family of CCSEM staff or staff themselves
  • Must show the need for financial support as determined by the nominator
  • Once an applicant has been selected, they are no longer eligible for either the holiday or year-round adopt-a-family programs. This is a “once in a lifetime” gift.
    All qualified applications received through November 12, 2021, will be reviewed and certified the week of November 22, 2021.

Questions and Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please email the Adopt-a-Family team at adoptafamily@ccsem.org or call 248-537-3300 ext. 3945

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