Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College softball team adopted a family prior to Christmas in 2010. The team sponsored a single mother with two children and along with the Salvation Army, gave them a Christmas to remember.
The Adopt-A-Family program matches impoverished families with individual or group sponsors to provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. Without the benefit of an adoption, these families would be looking forward to a very grim holiday. Being adopted is designed to be a once or, on very rare occasions, twice in a lifetime event for recipient families.
When an Adopt-A-Family match is made, the family information and wish lists are sent to the sponsor. The Salvation Army ensures that the family receives the gifts and food during the week before Christmas.
Sponsors come in many shapes and sizes. They can be individuals, families, small businesses or large corporations. In this case, the Brevard College softball team was able to reach out and provide a family with gifts and food on Christmas.