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Adopt A Family Drive


Due to an overwhelming response, we've met our capacity for both adopters and adoptees. Thank you all for your generosity!


Bring the joy of gift-giving and the opening of presents to a family of an adult or child with developmental disabilities supported by The Arc Baltimore.

If you or a group of donors want to "adopt" a family for the holidays, please complete the adopter application below by clicking the orange bar below.

Please note: You are required to drop off wrapped and name-tagged gifts by Friday, December 17th to our main office at 7215 York Rd., 21212 or to the adopted family - in coordination with Mary Stemler at The Arc. She will provide the necessary information after she receives your application.

Questions: Mary Stemler,, 410-296-2272, x 5305

Two donors carry in stuffed unicorn and shark along with presents for family


Requirements to apply:

      • You must be living with a family member with a developmental disability (intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Down syndrome, etc.) and present proof of disability diagnosis.
      • Your family member with a disability cannot be receiving DDA services.
      • We will provide a blank thank you card and a return envelope that must be returned to The Arc by February 1, 2022. This will be presented to the adopter.
      • (Optional) If you'd like to share a photo of your family along with a testimonial with The Arc, we would love to share it with all of our donors so they can witness the holiday magic. (Note: we do not use last names)

Suggested gifts:

Socks, slippers, gloves, scarves, gift cards, nail polish, bath & body items ( gift sets, bath bombs, scented lotions), art supplies for all ages, sketch pads, journals, lockable diaries, kids toys, and books, etc.

If you want to be "adopted" for the holidays, please complete the adoptee application below - for everyone in your household both adults and children - by clicking the orange button below.

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Baltimore, MD 21212

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Baltimore, MD 21222

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