A Beautiful Jesuit Dallas Christmas Tradition

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How Do I Help?

• Adopt a family in need
• Donate an unwrapped gift or gift cards
• Volunteer to help shop for supplemental items
• Donate money to help cover the cost of gifts for all the families

Whatever way you choose to be involved, know that your support is brightening this Christmas for a fellow family in the DFW area.


JWA and the Jesuit Alumni Association have teamed up again for another year of giving to families in need through Adopt-A-Family, a beautiful Christmas tradition at Jesuit for more than 20 years. Working with local non-profit organizations, Adopt-A-Family provides gifts to approximately 100 deserving families.

In addition to gifts, gift cards are also provided to each family to help with the cost of holiday meals and other needs.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider supporting this wonderful tradition by donating to Adopt-A-Family. You can make an online donation here or you can donate cash, checks (payable to Jesuit with Adopt-A-Family on the memo line) or Walmart and Target gift cards in $25 increments. Please leave your donation in the Adopt-A-Family mailbox at Jesuit’s front desk or mail it to Jesuit Adopt-A-Family, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244. Every donation makes a difference, regardless of size.

In addition to signing up to adopt a family, donations of items to supplement the gifts that have been purchased for the families are much appreciated.  All gifts should be unwrapped and in new, unused condition.

Below are a few gift suggestions:

  • Scarves and gloves
  • Jewelry
  • Bath and body sets
  • Purses and backpacks
  • Socks
  • Men’s shirts (sizes large, XL and XXL)
  • Men’s wallets
  • Towels and blankets
  • Children’s books, stuffed animals, toys, coloring books, crayons and craft sets
  • Gift cards for movie theaters, restaurants and stores

We also need the following supplies:

  • Gift bags of all sizes
  • Large red bows 
  • X-large gift boxes for coats/robes
  • Small gift boxes for jewelry
  • X-large plastic Christmas gift bags for comforters/towels and other large items

Gifts and supplies should be labeled “Adopt-A-Family” and dropped off at Jesuit’s front desk no later than December 10.

Many thanks for helping us to make Christmas special again this year for  for numerous families in need!

For questions related to the Adopt-a-Family program, please email Sean McMullen '96, Director of Alumni Relations.