GWU Students “Adopt A Family” Gift Program


George Washington University students and faculty get in the spirit of the holidays by conducting their annual “Adopt A Family” holiday gift program. It has included Big Brothers Big Sisters as a recipient each year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters nominated 30 families who received holiday gifts from this program. Staff members picked up the gifts at GWU and distributed them to the partner schools. They then distributed gifts to parents of children in need in time for the holidays.

The GWU undergraduate and graduate students are mentors and see their mentees once a week at their schools. The students participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters and are matched through our Hermanos y Hermanas Mayores Latino Outreach Initiative and Building Positive Futures Program in District of Columbia Public Schools.