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Newsletter - September 2023

Assisting underprivileged youth in the community with the resources and support needed to enjoy everyday life and to provide and promote opportunities from which each child may benefit.

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2023 Christmas Wish Program

Is Coming Sooner Than You Think!

Planning for our 33rd annual Christmas Wish Program is already underway.  The big party and gift giveaway will be on Saturday, December 16th.  In order to get there, we’ve got a lot of work to do and need your help to make it all happen.


Note: Schedule is subject to change

Family & child application and registration

Applications available October 1

  • From Community Partnership For Families Of San Joaquin (CPFSJ) at 100 E. Pine St.


Return Applications to CPFSJ and LAAC 

  • 100 E. Pine St.

  • October 16-19, 9am-1pm

  • No appointments required

  • Call 209-269-8262 for any questions


Invitations for the December party will be provided when applications are submitted and approved by LAAC

Donors & Benefactors:

  • Angel cards will be available November 13th

  • Gifts must be returned no later than Sunday, December 10th

Volunteers Needed

We’re a lean organization, so we could use your help:

  • Translators (English/Spanish)

  • Front desk staff

  • Packing and boxing gifts

  • Gift wrapping

  • Bicycle assembly

  • Data entry

  • and more

  • Click the button below to register and let us know how you'd like to help


Donations are accepted at any time:

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New: Hope Outfitters

Lodi Adopt-a-Child, Inc. (LAAC) has established Hope Outfitters, a program dedicated to identifying students in need and outfitting them with the basic necessities for success. It is the mission of Hope Outfitters to help provide a sense of hope for the future to students in Lodi.  We hope to accomplish this through supporting school staff, providing clothing, jackets and backpacks to those students who are in need.


In August, we kicked off a pilot project with six Title 1 elementary schools in Lodi.  Students in those schools who are identified by teachers or administrators as “in dire need”, will be provided clothing, jackets and/or backpacks by LAAC. 


LAAC will review the program during this school year and may revise or expand the program based on the progress of the pilot program.


Temporary Warehouse Space Needed


Each year, LAAC assembles, stages and distributes hundreds of bicycles for our Christmas Wish Program.  The donated space we used the past few years is no longer available, so we need a new location to assemble and store these bicycles.  We only need this space for a few weeks as we prepare for our Christmas party in December.

  • Needed mid-November to mid-December (approximately 3 weeks)

  • Must be secure

  • Minimum 2000 sq ft

  • Evening and weekend access required

  • In Lodi or close by


If you have a space, or know someone who does, please contact us at 209-333-1056 or

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