Sponsor A Family is Bread & Life's annual holiday program. Thanks to our big-hearted donors, we raise $500,000 or more every year to provide brand-new gifts to children and young teens, and give each family a delicious, bountiful holiday meal to take home. Our homeless guests receive new gloves, hats, and socks to keep them warm during the cold winter months. We are aided by hundreds of volunteers who help us pack and distribute gifts and meals.

We are often told, "this is the best Christmas I've ever had."

This major fundraising program brings joy to the lives of everyone who participates: child, parent, volunteer.

If you'd like to make a donation to Sponsor A Family 2019, please click here.

And it's never too early to help others! If you'd like to volunteer, please click here.

Register Your Family

This year we have made changes to the registration process for SPAF. Starting July 1, 2019, families may walk in to register with any available case worker. The requirements remain the same:

1. Families with children 1-15 years of age
2. Proof of age for each child, proof of address and proof of family support must be presented at the time of registration.

Distribution days for 2019 will be Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th from 11am to 6pm.

*Please note that we can only help families that permanently reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City*