Liberty Community Christmas Tree

Frequently Asked Questions: Adopting a Family

How many families can I adopt?

It is recommended that you adopt no more than 2 families. Keep in mind you will need to have space in your car for 3-4 boxes of food, plus the gifts, per family on delivery day. An empty car trunk can typically only hold 4 boxes. 

Do I have to spend my own money?

No. A voucher will be provided for you to purchase a gift for each child. Shoppers may spend their own money, above and beyond what is on the voucher, but it is certainly not required.

How many boxes of food will I be delivering?

The amount of food donated determines the number of boxes per family. Generally speaking, each family receives 4 boxes of food. Please keep in mind, the average empty car trunk can only hold 4 boxes. If adopting 2 families, you more than likely will have to make 2 trips.

What if I can’t get a hold of the family I adopt?

When families apply for assistance, every effort is made to get all contact information. For many, their circumstances can change without notice. If you are not able to reach them by phone, please make an effort to go by their house and try to make contact. If after several tries you are unable to contact the family, please notify the LCCT office.

Does the family I adopt have to be home on delivery day?

Yes, because we are providing perishable items, we can not leave the food and gifts on their porch! When they apply for assistance, they are instructed to be home on delivery day. When you call to ask them for their wish list, it is helpful to remind them of the delivery day and what time you will be coming to their home. 

Why are vouchers for such a small amount?

Each year the voucher amount is determined by how much money is raised and how many children apply, so it may change from year to year.

How can I make a donation?

100 percent of the funds raised through LCCT goes directly to the program for purchases like perishable food items, gift vouchers and paper products for the families. To make a donation, send your check or money order payable to Liberty Community Christmas Tree:
1600 S Withers Road
Liberty, MO 64068

Do we buy gifts for the parents?

The vouchers provided are intended to be used for the children. If you would like to purchase items for the parents with your own money, that is at your discretion.