Holiday Program

Santa Fund/Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program

We are currently looking for generous people in the community to “Adopt-a-Family” for the Holidays.

Please note that sign-ups for assistance in 2014 are now closed.

The Front Door has accepted more than 500 applications for assistance this holiday season, representing requests for 1,014 children in our community. Those who “adopt” a child or a family will receive a detailed wish list with clothing sizes and preferred toys/ideas. If you are interested in adopting a family, please email Nancy Paige at or call 603-866-2866. Thank you!

Last year the Front Door Agency matched up 1,065 children with generous holiday “adopters.” We couldn’t do it without the continued support of so many people, organizations and companies. Special thanks to BAE Systems, the Right Network, Church of the Good Shepherd and many others.

Since our inception, we have offered a program to help ensure smiles to the children of our community on Christmas morning.  Santa lives in each and every one of us, and through this program the true meaning of the Christmas spirit becomes apparent.

In 1994, the Front Door Agency joined with the Telegraph to ensure the Santa Fund resources are allocated to those most in need.  Through this partnership we have provided gifts, food, toys and clothing to nearly 1,100 children each and every year.

Local businesses, civic groups, individuals and religious organizations all participate in adopting children for the holidays.  It is estimated that through the generosity of the community we pass through over $100,000 in in-kind contributions.

Registrations for assistance are held in late October and early November.   Please click here for a complete list of guidelines in English or Spanish.