Adopt-A-Family Program

Adopt-a-Family_Yarmouth Lions Club

Every holiday season, dozens of Yarmouth families can’t afford food, clothes, or gifts for their children.

The Yarmouth Lions “Adopt-a-Family” program began in 2001, and continues to gain momentum with each passing year. In collaboration with Yarmouth Community Services and Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN), Lions receive a list of local families who are experiencing financial difficulties, then work with neighbors, organizations, and businesses to deliver much needed care packages – including special holiday gifts.

Throughout the holiday season, Yarmouth Lions collect donations, shop for needed items like clothes and toiletries, wrap, then deliver gifts to families and residents of local nursing homes. In 2017, a record number of families (12) with a record number of children (26), as well as 22 indigent residents of nursing homes were “adopted” by the Yarmouth Lions Club for the holidays.

Thanks to our community, the Yarmouth Lions have contributed well over $65,000 in merchandise and gift certificates to needy families within the past 10 years.

Want to Learn More?
Contact Jean Swan, Yvonne St Michael, or Larry Forcier

Special thanks to these local businesses who had donated in 2017:

Pat's Pizza Yarmouth Maine
Pat’s Pizza of Yarmouth

Hannaford's
Hannafords of Yarmouth

Walmart
Walmart of Falmouth

The Muddy Rudder Restaurant
Muddy Rudder Restaurant

Clayton's Cafe
Clayton’s Cafe & Bakery

Ace Hardware
Coastal Hardware (Ace)