Adopt-A-Family

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

Because of your donations to Wimberley Good Neighbor and direct help from community members, all 22 families who live at or near the federal poverty limit had gifts and needs for their children over the holiday! $15,264 in gifts and needs was donated for the families. The families you helped are thankful beyond words, and you can find many of their thank you notes on this page. H-E-B donated a holiday meal for 20 families, and Start-Up Kids Club donated 6 boys and girls bikes.

For more information, please call or text us at 512-648-4400.

Family #01

Girl Age 7
Girl Age 10
Boy Age 13

About this family:

Please help this hardworking family for Christmas. The two-income family work full-time, but the mom took a pay cut, from working a midnight shift to a more rewarding job as a teacher. The father works a seasonal job and they make at 150% of the federal poverty limit. They are a very athletic family, and all the kids play WISD sports. Their son, age 13, is leadership in FCA, and is crazy about football. Their daughter, age 10, loves pink and loves helping others. Their girl, age 7, loves crafts and Taylor Swift.

Thank you! This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #02

Boy Age 11

About this family:

Please help this uncle who has legal custody of his nephew, age 11. They came from Honduras a few months ago to give his nephew, who wants to be an architect, a better education.  The uncle found a job right away and is working at a local restaurant part-time. He hopes the community can help with some things they need, such as a blanket, shoes and a few toys.

Thank you. This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #03

Boy Age 13
Boy Age 15

About this family:

Please help this struggling divorced mother for the holidays. She works full-time and has had expensive car repairs this year, putting her behind on rent and all her bills. Her sons ask for very little and make the most of what they have. She wishes she could afford gifts for them because, she said, they are resilient kids who deserve the world. Her son, age 15, loves playing golf and does well in school. Her son, age 13, loves cars, all genres of music, and building things. Both boys have outgrown their childhood beds that are in poor condition.  Please let us know if you have a used bed to donate. 

Thank you! This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #04

Boy Age 2
Girl Age 9
Girl Age  11

About this family:

This couple are struggling with medical expenses. The father is a landscaper, and his diabetes has gotten worse this year, so he’s missed a lot of work. They’ve had to pay for medications that were not covered by insurance. Their son is deaf and needs new hearing devices and therapies. Their oldest daughter loves math and ballet. Their girl, age 9, likes art projects and making bracelets. Their son, age 2, likes to work on puzzles.

Thank you:

Thank the people that help our family God bless you

 

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #05

Boy Age 3
Boy Age 6
Boy Age 8

About this family:

This mom stays home to take care of their youngest boy with Downs Syndrome who requires a feeding tube. Her husband works as hard as he can, but they still earn less than 150% of the federal poverty limit. Their oldest son, age 8, loves to play soccer and wants to be a geologist. Their 6-year-old son loves to ride a bicycle and hopes to get one for Christmas. Their youngest son with special needs loves playing with monster trucks.

Thank you:

We are so grateful for making this time magical, thank you for making our children have a beautiful Christmas, that their innocence continues to be magical and making us so happy in advance, a thousand thanks and blessings!!

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #06

Girl Age 3

About this family:

Please help this family who came to Wimberley three weeks ago. A local nonprofit referred this family for help. They owned a small corner market in Guanajuato and were forced to leave because they could not afford the drug cartel “la cuota.” They are living with family in a mobile home in poor condition. Both parents are hard workers and have a work permit. Their daughter, age 3, likes to play house, and loves the colors pink and purple. They need bedding, sheets, towels (this family was added November 27th). Update: one queen size mattress and box spring are donated.

Thank you:

Thank you for your generosity in donating the things you have bought for my family, especially my daughter for her toys, since we are now in a difficult situation. Knowing that there are people like you all gives me a lot of hope and joy. May God always bless your entire family. (Translated from Spanish.)

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #07

Boy Age 8
Boy Age 14

About this family:

The family has been hit with one medical issue after another while the father has been fighting cancer. The parents earn under 150% of the federal poverty limit and the mom says that her boys have been selfless and compassionate always putting their father first. She wishes for them to have a good Christmas. Their boy, age 14, mentors kids at church and even helps his teachers with their computer problems. He loves high tech. Their youngest boy, age 8, loves the outdoors and is a Legos fanatic. The family hopes to get a printer that will make it easier for homework, so they don’t have to run to the library.

Thank you:

It is hard to articulate the overwhelming amount of gratitude that we have for the generous and kind hearted giving and purchases made towards our family’s wish lists. The fact that my children will now experience the joy of opening up gifts on Christmas morning along with the celebration of the birth of Jesus warms our soul. The cherry on top is the fact that a wish from my youngest’s letter to Santa will be awaiting him on Christmas morning. You all are making Christmas magic happen for families (like us). Our kiddos have led with grateful hearts through many ups and downs these past few years and to know that your generosity will allow them to just be happy, silly, joy filled kiddos with the same exciting stories to share with family and friends about the presents they too unwrapped under the tree and this is such a gift to us.

This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #08

Girl Age 4
Boy Age 6
Girl Age 12
Boy Age 15

About this family:

Please help this family who are struggling to make ends meet. Mom is a church teacher, and she and her husband earn under 150% of the federal poverty limit. They’ve had car transmission repairs, plus the kids had a lot of sickness over the year where both parents missed work. Their oldest boy, age 15, loves music and collects vinyl records. He’d like to be a sound engineer.  Their girl, age 12, wants to be a teacher and loves building with Legos, their 6-year-old boy, wants to be a firefighter, and he’s into model cars and race cars. Their youngest girl, age 4, loves baby dolls and barbies and wants to be a doctor.

Thank you:

Thank you to everyone who BLESSED and helped us get Christmas this holiday season. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all so very much! Love: Family #08

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #09

Girl Age 3 months
Boy Age 4
Girl Age 6

About this family:

This family is only earning enough to pay bills and can’t afford Christmas. The mom is taking care of their newborn, and the father works by the hour for a cabinet maker. They earn less than 150% of the federal poverty limit. Their oldest daughter, age 6, loves to draw and ride bikes. She is struggling to read and needs help with that. Their boy, age 4, loves dinosaurs and to build things with his hands like his dad. He would like a bicycle, too. They live in an RV and hope to get a small washer.

Thank you:

We are very grateful to the people who adopted our family, our children will have gifts that we could not buy them. We thank you so much and may God bless you.

This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #10

Girl Age 7
Boy Age 11

About this family:

This single mom is a local teacher and housekeeper for extra money. She’s had expensive car problems this year and was already struggling to pay bills. The girls are sleeping on the floor on worn-out old mattresses, and she wishes they had beds. She says her daughters are the best thing that’s ever happened to her, and she’s working hard to build a better life for them. Her oldest daughter, age 11, loves art and also science. She’d like to be a marine biologist. Her youngest daughter, age 7, likes Disney, is a fashionista, and enjoys wearing and playing with makeup, and glue on nails.

Thank you:

Thank you so much for your kindness and helping provide Christmas for my sweet girls. I appreciate it more than I can find the words to express. I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas, as you have helped us to have. We are so grateful. Love,  Family #10

This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #11

Boy Age 6

About this family:

This single mom is recently separated from her husband and an area teacher. All of her income goes to paying bills, so she hopes for some help for her son — in what will be a difficult holiday for them. Her son, age 6, collects Pokemon cards and plays basketball. He loves to draw with colored pencils, and his favorite color is white.  

Thank you! This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #12

Boy Age 16

About this family:

This single mom works at a local restaurant and does not get child support. She’s been helping  a relative recover from cancer and hopes to get help for her son for the holiday. Her son age, 16, is easy going and helpful; he loves football and anything outside, especially fishing. They live in a one room shed-type of building that’s divided by a temporary wall and wish for a heater for their family gift.

Thank you! This family has been adopted! 

Family #13

Boy Age 11
Boy Age 15

About this family:

This married father is disabled from an accident, and his wife has a neurological disorder. Both he and his wife are on disability, but it’s not enough to pay all their bills. He and his children live with his mother. His son, age 11, likes video games, and his daughter, age 15, has severe autism.

Thank you: 

Thank you so much for helping our family!

Things have gotten a little rough this year but thanks to you everyone will have HAPPY Holidays.
Merry Christmas!

This family has been adopted! 

Family #14

Girl Age 14

About this family:

This divorced mom lives with her disabled ex-husband to share living expenses. She’s had a lot of health problems this year and been in the hospital for congestive heart failure. Her daughter is a freshman in high school and hopes to be a costume designer. She loves watching WWE with her family to get inspiration for her costume design. She would love to have a used working sewing machine. The mom needs clothing. If you have gently used T-shirts and sweat/elastic band pants for women in XL sizes, please drop them at Wimberley Donuts or Mail Stop for Family #14.

Thank you:

I want to thank you so much for the sewing machine you donated to my daughter, supplies and other gifts. You made her Christmas.  She loves designing things to wear and making crazy little stuffed things. And until now she was having to sew them by hands or not do them at all. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this thank you.

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #15

Girl Age 7
Boy Age 10
Boy Age 13

About this family:

This family left a bad situation to protect one of their children and recently moved to Wimberley to be with family and get help. The mom is an experienced caregiver and is currently looking for a job. Their oldest boy, loves cooking and wants to be a chef. Their boy, age 10, loves to sketch and draw and will use up an entire notebook with his sketch figures. Their daughter, age 7, loves slime and make videos with slime as the main characters.  Their oldest son wants to play guitar with his father who plays after work, but they can’t afford a new or used guitar. If anyone would like to donate a used electric guitar, please contact WGN at 512-648-4400.

Thank you! This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #16

Boy Age 10

About this family:

This separated mom is new to Wimberley, living in a small mobile home with another family. She’s looking for work as a house cleaner and plans to study English. She hopes she can get some Christmas help for her son. They both sleep on a twin bed and need blankets and sheets. Her son, age 10, loves to cook with his mom, riding a bike and playing soccer.

Thank you:

From ❤️ my heart, thank you all, blessings 🙏 people with hearts of gold I appreciate what you did for us when we most needed someone to be there. (Translated from Spanish.)

This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #17

Boy Age 8
Boy Age 13

About this family:

This family escaped Mexico and have asylum in the United States with a work permit. Their oldest son was being forced to work for the drug cartel in Guanajuato, so they left their home and small food business. They’ve just started new jobs in Wimberley and have many needs. Their oldest son, age 13, likes to watch TV and would like electronic games. Their younger son, age 8, loves soccer. The parents both walk to work. Update: two used adult bicycles have been donated.  

Thank you:

I write this to express my immense gratitude. It was so kind to make our wishes come true. There exists people who are generous with good hearts who give without wanting anything in return and when we needed someone to be there for us. From ❤️ our hearts, thank you all, blessings 🙏 people with hearts of gold. (Translated from Spanish.)

This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #18

Girl Age 7 months
Boy Age 6

About this family:

This single mother works as a cleaner and does part-time child care. She occasionally gets a small amount of child support, but is mostly trying to cover the bills. She lives in a mobile home with another family. Her oldest son, age 6, wants to be a policeman when he grows up and loves to go fishing and wishes for a fishing pole. Mom hopes to get a wagon for groceries and to buckle in her baby girl. They don’t have a car and walk everywhere. She would like a trimmer because their landlord requires the grass cut, and they can’t afford to pay for it.

Thank you! This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #19

Boy Age 1
Girl Age 12
Boy Age 14
Boy Age 17

About this family:

Please help this newly widowed mother who lost her husband unexpectedly. She’s getting a small amount of child support from a previous marriage, but is realizing that she’s going to have to make some drastic changes to their standard of life, so is cutting out the cable service and other expenses, while she tries to reestablish her cleaning business. This mom will not be able to help her kids with Christmas without community support. Her oldest boy, age 17, is an artist and loves sci-fi characters. Her boy, age 14, is an explorer and loves science, especially his honors biology. Her daughter, age 12, is into seasonal decor, rearranging her room a lot and feng shui. Her baby has just started walking.

Thank you. This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #20

Boy Age 11
Boy Age 14

About this family:

This divorced mom works full-time as a house cleaner and struggles to pay bills and give her sons basic necessities. She says they know that toys are not what’s important in life, but she would like them to feel the fun of getting gifts. Her oldest son, age 14, loves indie music and camping. Her younger son, age 11, is a talented soccer player and plans to get a scholarship for college. She prepares all their food at home to save money and makes gluten-free bread. She would like a mixer for their family gift since her old one broke.

Thank you! This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #21

Girl Age 5
Boy Age 13
Boy Age 17

About this family:

This separated mother and her three kids are new to Wimberley and were referred by a local nonprofit. They are living with a host family temporarily until the mom can find regular work. They left Mexico because of violent domestic abuse from her husband and their father. Her daughter, age 5, likes to play with dolls and makeup. The boy, age 13, likes to play soccer and is learning how to use a computer at school. The oldest boy, age 17, loves to play American football; he is working construction jobs on the weekend, learning English and proud to be in the United States. They would like a phone since they don’t have one now (this family was added November 28th.) Update: 3 twin mattresses and queen mattress have been donated. 

Thank you! This family's wish list gifts are purchased!

Family #22

Girl Age 9
Girl Age 10

About this family:

This family earning under 150% of the federal poverty limit is struggling to give their kids a Christmas because they had to buy a new car and most of their income is going into car payments. They are struggling to pay bills. Their girl, age 10, loves to make jewelry and the idea of exploring anything under the sea. She’d like to be a marine biologist. Their daughter, age 9, loves dogs and would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

Thank you! This family has been adopted and their wish list gifts purchased!