Adopt-A-Family

Adoptions are open for the 2021 holiday season! We worked with area teachers and social workers who handed out Adopt-A-Family applications to the neediest Wimberley families. Please read about the families and how you can help make their dreams come true. Click on their wish lists and buy a gift card for a mom, so she can purchase undergarments that she desperately needs, or buy one of their children a toy they’ve been hoping for. Families created their own wish lists of three toys and three needs for each of their children. For many, this is a special opportunity to give their children what they’ve always wished they could afford for them. Getting new and popular items is so important for kids to feel like they fit in with their peers, but also have something to treasure and call their own.

Thank you for helping to spread the joy of the holiday season!

Instructions for checkout, shipping and delivery: Ship to Wimberley Good Neighbor’s Gift Registry Address. At checkout select This item is a gift to include a packing slip. Family gifts will be delivered with gift wrap starting the week of December 13th. Look for an in-kind receipt mailed in December. To drop off personal gifts for families, drop off at Mail Stop, 13501 RR 12, Suite 103, Wimberley. Please call if you have questions about your donation: 512-648-4400.

2021 Wimberley Good Neighbor Adopt-A-Family

All 12 families have been adopted or had items from their wish lists purchased by different members of our community! For most of the households, it’s a temporary set back for them not to be able to afford a holiday. “God bless the family helping us. I am literally crying right now” was a text message. The community’s generosity brought on many tears from families overcome with gratitude. If you’d still like to help, you can drop off items at Mail Stop (there are tubs labeled Wimberley Good Neighbor in the gift room) and designate the family number, or give us a call.

Family #001

Girls Ages 5, 9

About this family:

A single mom of two girls works as a teaching assistant for WISD and is recently divorced. She says being divorced and living on a single income brought her challenges that she had never even expected, such as making sure to have enough money for gas in the car. Her oldest daughter, age 9, makes her own jewelry, loves to read and plays dress up. She loves to bicycle ride, but doesn’t have one. Her favorite colors are green and black. Her youngest daughter, age 5, is a budding artist and loves anything to do with painting and drawing. Her favorite color is rainbow. When she’s asked about rainbow, she says, “I love red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple!”

From mom of Family #001: “I cannot even begin to express the amount of gratitude I have for your help in giving my children a special, magical Christmas. We are so thankful and blessed to live in a community where people like you live. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #001 Holiday Meal

$100 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #002

Adult Son Age 27, Level 3 Autism, Functioning as Age 3

About this family:

The family has lived in Wimberley for 43 years. The mother is a widow taking care of a severely autistic son and struggles every year to put something under the tree for her 21-year-old daughter and  son. Her dream is to have a large electric fireplace-type heater since they have trouble keeping their trailer warm. Her son loves Blue’s Clues, Dr. Seuss, country music, and his favorite thing by far is Magna Doodle. She says her 24/7 caregiver job to her son is very hard, but she wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

From mom of Family #002: “I would like to thank every person who contributed to my family. Christmas is not about the presents for me, but without your help my son would not have had gifts of the things he loves. Thank you so much for your help.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #002 Holiday Meal

$100 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #003

Boys Ages 7, 9 | Girl Age 13

About this family:

This father and mother depend on two incomes to make ends meet. The mother cleans vacation rentals and lost her job during the pandemic. The father works by the hour for a construction company framing houses. They live in a two-room house and all the kids sleep in one bed. They have lived in Wimberley for 10 years and were starting to catch up, when the grandmother in Guatemala got very sick with Covid. The mother is currently with her mother in Guatemala, taking care of her. They will struggle to pay their household bills and do not have enough money to buy their children gifts and have a good meal for Christmas without our help.

From dad of Family #003: “In these times when the COVID virus came to our house, leaving us without work and to be able to have savings to buy some gifts.   Thank you for the enormous help and happiness that you bring to our home. Thank you for being Angels 😇 who can  reach our Hearts.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #003 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #004

Boys Age 10 | Girl Age 7

About this family:

Please help this separated mother of 3 children. She sent her husband to prison this year after he hit her in front of the children. She cleans homes for a living, and they were able to get by when they were a two-income household.  They are living in temporary housing and have a tiny refrigerator for all their food. Their dream gift would be to have another small refrigerator. Her 17-year-old son had to drop out of WISD to help the family and now works as a landscaper. Her children love school at Blue Hole Primary and Jacobs Well Elementary. Her son, age 10, would like to be a police officer when he grows up. His old bicycle broke, and he hopes he can get a new one for Christmas. Her daughter, age 7, likes dolls and her favorite colors are pink and purple.

From mom of Family #004: “I am very grateful to people who donated the gifts. Tears come out of me why there are such beautiful people. May God fill you with many blessings, I love you very much even though I don’t know you in person.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #004 Holiday Meal

$100 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #005

Boys Age 16 | Girl Age 11

About this family:

Please help this hardworking family for Christmas. The mother of two children cleans at a local lodging facility and says that although she enjoys her work, she has a job that barely allows her to make a living. She never learned English though she is a U.S. citizen. She wants her talented children to have the advantages she didn’t have growing up. They are a very musical and gifted family and their dream would be to have a piano! Her son, age 16, plays guitar and likes Flamenco and Spanish classical music, especially from Francisco Tárrega. He is in AP and honors classes. Her daughter, age 11, loves to make toys with crochet and wants to learn how to sew her own clothing.

From the mom of Family #005 to the people who helped them:  “May God fill your hearts with joy for all the happiness that you have caused to our family. We send a big hug to each one of you with a lot of affection and gratitude. God bless you always.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #005 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #006

Boy Age 10

About this family:

As a single-income parent, who works full-time at a local restaurant, this mother makes sure she has enough at the end of the month to cover rent, utilities, and water. She can’t afford other things like paper towels and sometimes light bulbs. She worries a lot about Christmas and her son’s birthday because her monthly income goes just to run her home. Her son, age 10, is very creative and is very popular in school. She says a major part of him is about building and creating things. He also likes to re-enact WW2 battles and watch history documentaries.

From mom of Family #006 to family who adopted them: “Seeing all the things that were gifted to us I am full of gratitude and humbled by the generosity you’ve given my anonymous family. Your act kindness is truly more than just a donation to a needy family. It’s kept our hope alive.”

Thank you! This family has been adopted.

Family #006 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #007

Boy Age 14

About this family:

This single mother works full-time at a  local restaurant. She and her family have had a rough year. Getting sick with Covid caused her to miss weeks of work where she was earning just enough to cover household expenses. This summer they had more expenses when they had to move to a new home and away from their family because the landlord returned to Wimberley. Her son, age 14, is very involved in sports at Danforth. His favorite college team is FSU, and he wants to be a division one football player for FSU. He loves playing the guitar and Xbox. They live in a small, two-room tiny home and enjoy cooking together. Their dream is to have a stand mixer.

Thank you from mom of Family #007: “You are such a blessing to my family. Without you my son would not have had a Christmas. I wish I could express to you how much your help has meant to me.”

Thank you for your interest. This family has been adopted.

Family #007 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #008

Boy Age 11 | Girls Ages 5, 8

About this family:

The mother usually works full-time at one of the grocery stores in town, and the father has a seasonal job, working part-time during the fall/winter. This has been a challenging year for them. Mom took time off from work to care for their children at home and had to deal with high medical expenses for several surgeries. They’ve covered household expenses and rent for their mobile home, but don’t have enough for Christmas gifts. She says this time of year always gets them down because they can never afford to get their children what they want, but this year is even worse.  Their son, age 11, loves sports and his favorite team is the Wimberley Texans. Their oldest daughter, age 8, enjoys cheerleading and would like to make jewelry. Their youngest daughter, age 5, loves dance, and painting. Her favorite colors are pink and purple.

From Family #008: “You have been such a blessing for our family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. One day we will pay it forward.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #008 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #009

Girls Ages 3, 4, 10

About this family:

A recently separated mother needs help to give her daughters a Christmas. She works in a school cafeteria and is attending school full time for business management. When she graduates, she plans to open a Wimberley day care for low-income families. Right now, her girls don’t have beds and are sleeping on couches. They also save money by keeping the house cold in the winter.  Her oldest daughter, age 10, loves purple, sand art, and all arts and crafts. Her daughter, age 4, loves real-looking animal sharks, Minnie Mouse and anything from Frozen. Her favorite colors are purple and green. Her youngest daughter, age 3, loves pink and purple, magnetic blocks, and Baby Yoda (the lovable creature from The Mandalorian).

From mom of Family #09 to the family who adopted them: I just want to thank the family who bought gifts for my girls and myself. If it wasn’t for them, I would struggle just getting my girls their needs for Christmas let alone their wants. They are a angel to my family.

Thank you! This family has been adopted.

Family #009 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #010

Boy Age 15| Girl Age 5

About this family:

Help this struggling mother for the holidays. Her divorce was finalized last year, and she lost her job during the pandemic. She cleans homes and works at other odd jobs for people in the community. The oven in her trailer recently went out, and she’s hoping to get a microwave for Christmas. She wishes she could afford gifts for her family. Her son, age 15, skateboards and spends a lot of time outdoors and on Xbox. He loves all things from the 1980s. Her granddaughter, age 5, is under her legal custody and always outside playing. She loves pink and tracing on the Magna Doodle.

From mom of Family #010: “This mama has had a great burden lifted because of this community we are blessed beyond words  thanks to all who made our christmas a good one.”

Thank you! All the items from this family's wish list have been purchased.

Family #010 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!

Family #011

Girls Ages 4, 11

About this family:

Please help this divorced mother of two girls whose husband is neglecting child support. Her daughter was asked to leave school because of severe depression that started with the pandemic. Mom had to quit her job to home school her daughter, and now she is struggling to pay household bills. Her oldest daughter is 11-years-old. She loves art and all things that are Japanese, especially anime (Japanese animation). Her youngest daughter likes pink and blue, unicorns, sparkles, dolls and stuffed animals. The family needs a vacuum, solid broom and other household items for their family gift.

From mom of Family #011 to the family who adopted them: “Your kindness has completely enveloped the Christmas Spirit. I have always enjoyed helping and donating my time when needed. I never thought nor expected that the wheels would turn. I am beyond humbled and cannot wait to return the favors that have been blessed upon us. Merry Christmas, kind souls.”

Thank you! This family has been adopted.

Family #012

Boy Age 6 | Girl Age 11

About this family:

The couple work at a local bar and restaurant and won’t be able to buy their children Christmas gifts this year. They’ve barely managed to cover rent for their mobile home and had to use all their savings for expensive car repairs. They are grateful for the things they have and only struggling for the moment. Their son is sleeping on a very old mattress with holes, and their daughter has had a rough year at school. The mom says her daughter gets bullied and made fun of because of the old clothing she wears. Their daughter, age 11, loves fashion and is artistic creating figurines with polymer clay. Their son, age 6, is artistic and sensitive and loves to draw.

Family #012 asked us to forward this message to the family who adopted them: “From the bottom of our hearts…. THANK YOU!!! I hope that one day we can meet you face to face to tell you how unbelievably greatful we are to you.. For making this years Christmas so special. Thank you so much guys! We love you!”

This family has been adopted!

Family #012 Holiday Meal

$50 has been donated to help this family with a holiday meal!