Here are our 2017 families. You can read more about our program on our FAQ page. Raising Multiples is a registered IRS 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.
Thank you for your interest in helping families in need this holiday season. Each family has different needs. Some can benefit from new clothing and toys, others basic necessities like groceries and diapers. Others can utilize gift cards for gas and food.
Email us if you would like to adopt a family. You can reach our Adopt-a-Family Coordinator, Lisa, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide information and shipping information/instructions if needed.
Also, you can mail a check or gift cards (the post office box cannot accept packages) to Raising Multiples, P.O. Box 69, Albertson, NY 11507. Please include the family # you are adopting! Our program continues throughout the year, so all donations will be utilized.
In addition, you can use a credit card through Paypal; click here to go to our donation page. Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization.
Family #1 – If you’d like to make a general donation to the Adopt-a-Family program, we will do the shopping for you for any families that are not adopted, added to the program late, or that need help during the year. You may mail your contribution to Raising Multiples, P.O. Box 69, Albertson, NY 11507, or donate online. Be sure to mark the “Please apply this donation to the AAF program” box under Donor Information. Thank you!
Family #2 – This east coast family had triplet boys born in May at 29 weeks – only two of the boys survived. One of the boys came home at the end of the summer. The second baby came home two months later after having successful surgery. This family has a long road ahead of them with future surgeries. We’d like to make this holiday a little easier for them.
Family #3 – ADOPTED: This southwest family with triplet boys born in August had a life-changing event occur on the day they were born. Mom died giving birth. The family also has a 6-year-old son and although Dad is doing an amazing job, life can be hard for a parent alone. We’d like to make this holiday a little easier by showing them they are not alone.
Family #4 – A Mom of 4-year-old quadruplets is moving away from a domestic violence situation. Dad has been arrested. The family is hoping not to have to go to a shelter, but a grandparent died recently and the other grandparent has health issues. They are hoping to move in with relatives, so they can all take care of each other, but no matter where they go, we’ll be able to get gifts to them. We’d like to help this Mom give her kids a special holiday during this stressful time. Gift cards to Walmart and Amazon would be helpful for basic necessities as well as gifts.
Family #5 – ADOPTED: This southeast family with 4-year-old triplets – identical twin boys and a girl has had their world turned upside down. The family was out at a park playing and one of the kids got sick. They rushed to the hospital – the boy was pale and very sick, but they had trouble figuring out what the issue was. Hours later, after a transfusion and a trip to a bigger hospital they learned the boy has Leukemia. Their world has completely changed. Both parents are self-employed, which is good because they can be home to take care of the kids, but hard because if they’re not working, there is no money coming in. Every week the boy has to get chemo in a hospital several hours away. They drive a 10 year old car and there are lots of expenses associated with overnight stays, transportation and medical bills. We’re sure Christmas gifts are pretty low down on the their list, so we’d like to fill that gap.
Family #6 – This family is from Texas and are survivors of Hurricane Harvey. They lost everything, but this family of 7 is very strong and determined to rebuild their lives. They could use funds for Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart and Target.
Family #7 – This hard working east coast family has 4-year-old triplet girls, a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl. One of the triplets has had several surgeries, and will need at least one more as well as long-term care. This family is just grateful to have their whole family together as each child brings something very special to the family. Money is tight because of all the care required, and we’d like to help this family have a special holiday this year.
Family #8 – ADOPTED: This family is going through a very tough time. Dad has cancer and is unable to work right now. This family has Girl, Boy, Boy triplets who just turned 6 years old. They struggle every month with the bills and are worried about heating the house this winter. If we could help them with groceries and warm clothing, they could use the money they do have to pay the mortgage and heat the house. This family lives near a Target and a ShopRite Supermarket.
Family #9 – ADOPTED: This family of six had a very difficult year. One of the quadruplets, had an extreme reaction to a drug. Due to insurance complications, the family has spent all of their savings and retirement savings on treatment. Let’s give them some support through gift cards or fun gifts for the “kids”. Mom and Dad could use some encouragement also.