Thank you for your interest in our Adopt a Family Program.  Adopt a Family is a long-standing tradition at St. Patrick.  Each year, St. Patrick adopts underprivileged children in the Scottsdale Schools to help provide Christmas for their families.  Children provide “wishlists” and parishioners can help these families by purchasing gifts for the children that we will give to parents so they can wrap them and give out for Christmas.
This year is going to look a little different than it has in the past, but our new procedures are going to ensure that we can continue to help those in need and keep everyone safe!  If you have any questions, please email Eloina Meade at aaf(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or Megan Popa mpopa(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)
If you’d like to be involved this year, please carefully read and follow the instructions below:
1. SIGN UP.  Registration to adopt a family will all take place on line this year.  Please visit the SignUp Genius below.  You will select a family based on the number of children that you would like to adopt. Please include all your contact information when you sign up.  If you are adopting with other people or with a group, make sure one person is designated as the contact person.
1. WAIT FOR AN EMAIL.  Within 48 hours of signing up, you will receive an email with the wishlist for your family.  This email will also include detailed instructions about purchasing and returning gifts.  Please make sure you save this email and follow all instructions
3. SHOP.  Shop for your children based on their list, or age appropriate items if they haven’t listed enough suggestions. Many stores are offering “Black Friday” all month long! Say a small prayer for your children while you’re shopping 🙂 
4. RETURN.  There will be FOUR designated days for gift returns (November 29, December 3, 6 & 7).  All the specific information, including times, will be included in the email you will receive.  If you have any questions, or need to make special arrangements, please contact us at the emails above. 
Please know the families receiving your donation will be very appreciative of your investment of time and money as an expression of concern for them.  Thank you for your generosity, especially during a year that has been so hard for many.  May your Christmas season be filled with joy and the light of Christ.