Adopt-a-Child is a non-profit organization serving families in need during the Christmas season.  This year there are more than 900 children in the Golden Triangle area that may not have Christmas presents to open if it weren't for the generous donations of our community.

Each year Adopt-A-Child seeks out these families in need through the local elementary and middle school guidance counselors.  These counselors participate in recommending families that are in need because of illness, unemployment or other hardships.. Parents or guardians submit a list to Adopt-a-Child and include the items that the child would need or appreciate.

In 2012 Adopt-A-Child assisted 336 families and provided gifts to 830 children.  Each year the need grows. Won’t you please be an angel and adopt a child for this Christmas season?
Angels can be adopted at one of the following locations:
  • Mount Dora Post Office
  • Umatilla Post Office
  • Golden Triangle YMCA in Tavares
  • Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce
  • First National Bank in Mount Dora
  • Zellies Pub
  • Whales Tails Restaurant in Mount Dora
Adopt-a-Child a volunteer based organization; all of its board members donate their time and service. We appreciate their dedication and commitment!  If you are interested in becoming a part of this seasonal volunteer program please contact us.
Unfortunately, not all angels are adopted each year and our volunteers shop for Christmas gifts so that no child goes without on Christmas day. Cash donations can be sent to Adopt-a-Child, P.O. Box 1311, Mount Dora 32756. Donations to Adopt-a-Child for Christmas may also be made through PayPal.

"Never let a child's dream go unanswered."
- James Gray - founder