Christmas Adopt A Family Program
The Adopt-A-Family event was established in 2009 with the inception of The Faulk Foundation. Carolyn Faulk, the founder of The Faulk Foundation, always knew she wanted to give back to the community. Adopt-A-Family was created in order to provide assistance for low income families during the holidays. When Adopt-A-Family first started, we were only able to help around ten families at a time. Now, The Faulk Foundation provides assistance to over 30 families every year.
Adopt-A-Family usually starts in September with the release of the Holiday Assistance application. Families who apply are then contacted with phone interviews and house visits. Once a family has been selected, arrangements are made for pick-up. Families are provided with household items, toiletries, and presents for the children.
The Faulk Foundation will review applications when any of the following situations exist:
- Families with annual income of less than $20,000, individuals with annual income of less than $14,000. Children must be present in the home.
- One member of the household suffers from a chronic illness or disease
- Basic needs, such as food, clothing, utilities and medical care are inadequate