Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays 2011

We are so happy to say that this Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays Program was our best year yet! 366 families were adopted and countless more were helped through toy and food drives!

Watch a great video wrap-up of the program here

Here's what some of you had to say about your experience...
92% said you'd like to adopt again next year!
50% of you said you intend to keep in touch with your adopted families!
100% of agencies who completed the survey said the program was successful for the families involved!

"This was a beautiful experience for my 11 year old son. He was SO EXCITED that he could not sleep the night before we went shopping. We went to the family's house to deliver the gifts and my son talked about it for days. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to help others." - Adopter

“I just love giving back, paying forward with what I have. It's not that much, but every little bit counts. Just showing a person you care by saying hello with a smile, that goes a long way.” – Adopter

"I received very positive feedback from my family that was adopted. The mother thanked me for submitting her name and she was very appreciated of the assistance and monetary support that the family that adopted them provided. She was very glad to be chosen and stated that it allowed her family to have a good Christmas." – Caseworker

"We plan to adopt 2 families next year. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to help a family in need especially during the holidays. It really makes you remember all of the blessings in your life." – Adopter

"The family greeted us with huge hugs and smiles when we met them. It was a really great experience and I would definitely participate next year." – Adopter

"The families I referred were all very thankful for the generosity received from this program. Their families were grateful for everything they received. Some cried out of joy. This program helped many struggling families have a nice holiday season" - Caseworker

We want to give a big shout out to all who participated in Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays this year! 

To those who adopted a family...
Aeromarine Georgia Rozakis Merri Schmidt
Alana Ascanio Glenda Dowdell Michelle Kligman
Alex Glenis Burgos Monique Machado
Alma rosario Gloria Parra Monique Trowers
Alyson Green A.I.E.Charter School Mrs. Bush's Class
Alyssa Rodriguez Gretchen Nancy G. Blake
Amanda Piccinonna Gustavo A. Caicedo Nancy Koshik
Amilkar Borge Holiday Kittens Nargis Ramasami
Amy Bencid Holly & Ramiro Sosa Natalie Zurbaran
Amy Jackson Holly Cross Neal Therrien
Andre Aragon Family Homestead Jr. Civitan Neighbor's Club
Andrea Chen IGT Media Holdings Nesha Coleman
Andrea Thompson Insurance Professionals of SE FL Nicole Guarin
Angelina Bactawar Isabelle Pilon Ozzie Fortun
Ann Karaboyas Isela Gonzalez Patricia Pavkovich and family
Caribbean Airlines James Brown Patricia Valdes
Annette Martinez Jan and Paul Rutter Patty Mann
Anthony Camejo Janet McKeegan Penny Wilkinson
April Williamson Janice Elder Professional Building Solutions, Inc.
Arianny Orellanes Jeff Beesing Puja Patel
Asalene Coffey Jennifer Brown Robert MacMahon
Ashley Jill Hinke Roberta Fagan
Audie & Nivia Tatum John Rossana Cardoso
Barbara Valencia JoJo Carter Ruth Marie Matthysse
Barbie Diaz Joseph Clawges Ryan Ruderson
Beth Sullivan Joy Sabine Eustache
Biscayne National Park Juan Javier Quiroz Sean Nestler
Branden Jones Judy Smith Search Max Inc
Bridgette Pla Juliana Findley Secret Santa Group
C. DeMay Kimberly Sheridan Sharon Sootin
Cari Menten Karen Ortiz Southeast Veterinary Referral Center
Cash Pawley Karen Shannon Stanley Sumner
Cathy Orban Kate Weaver Mazanec Stefany Martinez
Cathy Taylor Miami-Dade County Planning Dept.  SunServe Noble A McArtor ADC
Cecilia Perez Kathryn Snider Sunshine Wicker and Design
Ceda Health Katrina Varela Susan Heck
Celia Gore Kattia Quintanilla Susan Johnson and Michael Bonds
Celia Zamora Kirstin Brinkhurst Kindred Women Inc.
Cherie Long Laudy suzanne cantin
Cheryl Miller Laura Talia Attai
Christina Demetre Lauren Petrella DentaQuest, LLC
Christy Fletcher Le Paw Spa Mobile Cat and Dog Grooming University School French Honor Society
Claudia Ortiz Lillian Alfano Team Riddick - AT&T
Clover R Lovell Lorena Martin Teresa Nahed
Cristina Leon- C Family Twinklers Terri Lynn
Cristina Marina Luz Virgil Terry Christiansen
Cristina Moran Mackenzie and Keys Oakley The Auto Club Group
Dalila Szostak Maggie Pertierra The Glade Family
Dan Hicks Canon Latin America,Inc The Luna Family
Danellys Roquete Marcela Cartagena Tom and Mary Horan and family
Danielle Goldson Marco Rosales Jr. Trudy Courey
Danielle Gremaux Margie Garcia Vanessa Halloum
DermaCare Brickell Maria Elena Garcia Vanessa Mendoza
Diana Maria G Keelin Wilson Vernita Nelson
Dominick Decaria Maria Rosser vicki corcoran
Donna Henderson Marisa Perez-Wilson and Matthew Wilson virtual soundz
Ed & Kimberley Kijanka-Costello Maritime Underwriters Watch-u-Want Inc.
Elaine Washington Mary Peeling The Willertons
Elinor Milian Matthew Gore Ylenia Chavez
Ellen Fenn MBAF/ Tameira Yovana poschl
Evelyn Diaz Megan Dawson Titan America
Frances Damus & Chantal Lapointe Melanie Ann Housel Jessica Santana

Frederick Williams

Lenni Waggoner Glazewski

Melissa Beaudry CBSMiami.com Web Team & Friends
To those who adopted multiple families...
Alexis Barbara, LLC Ileana Rousseau Nicole Sheets
Ana X. Ramirez Jannette Alicea Noiva Gray
Andrea Franklin Jet Aviation Specialists Pamela Rich
Arianna Leon John Sanchez Patricia Perez
Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida Juan Rivera Regis HR Group
Bitner Goodman Julie Brown Remax ParkCreek
Brenda Pope Kristen Leith Rita Gusmao
Coral Reef High School teachers & students Leslie and Marty Steinberg rlo
CorVel-Joanna Avin LINQ Financial Group The Clawges Family
Cub Scout Pack 183 Maria Llanos (Bloomingdales) Totura & Company
Divine Savior Academy Marriott Florida Sales Office Trane
Elenora H Britt Miami Marlins Valerie Fender
Erika Mayor Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli
Felix Varela  Natasha Vozzcom, Inc.
Grand Cru Marketing New South Masonic Lodge #12 SPACE
Baptist Diagnostic Center Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Gables Baptist Outpatient Center
Baptist Endoscopy Center at Coral Springs Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Springs Baptist Outpatient Services Float Pool
Baptist Executive Health Baptist Medical Plaza at Country Walk Baptist Sleep Center at Galloway
Baptist Health Breast Center Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie Baptist Sleep Center at Miami Laes
Baptist Health Home Care Baptist Medical Plaza at Doral Baptist Sleep Center at Pembroke Pines
Baptist Health Urgent Care (Beacon) Baptist Medical Plaza at Miami Lakes Baptist Sleep Center at Sunset
Baptist Health Urgent Care (Pinecrest) Baptist Medical Plaza at Palmetto Bay Galloway Endoscopy Center
Baptist Health Urgent Care (University Centre) Baptist Medical Plaza at Pembroke Pines Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist
Baptist Health Urgent Care (West Kendall) Baptist Medical Plaza at Tamiami Trail Medical Arts Surgery Center at South Miami
Baptist Mammography Center at Macy's Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester Park Place Employees
And to those who held toy & food drives, events, and helped to make this experience fantastic for everyone involved...
BankAtlantic Herbert Hoover Foundation Pinnacle Vodka
Baptist Health Medical Plazas  Hilton Miami  Red Lobster
Baptist Outpatient Services Jen Klaassens Robin Diaz
Big Heart Brigade Jorge Estevez Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Bitner Goodman  Lips   Shops at Sunset Place
Charles Mahoney, Coral Reef High School Marketing Matters Tropical Park Jazzercise
Compass Financial Federal Credit Union MasTec Wade's World
Dennis Weddington Miami Marlins Wal-Mart
Divine Savior Academy Michael Goodman WFOR/CBS4 & WBFS/MYtv33
Gale Butler Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc.