Office of Student Leadership and Engagement


What is Adopt-A-Family?

Adopt-A-Family is a great opportunity to shop for a local family in need of assistance for their Thanksgiving meal. We work in conjunction with the Sister Isaac Center at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary's, located in downtown Wilmington. This center provides food, clothing, household items, and financial assistance to community members and families. Together, UNCW and the Sister Isaac Center annually provide upwards of 40 families a healthy Thanksgiving meal. Individuals, organizations, offices, departments, or family sponsorships are welcome. For more information, email Amanda Gabbard, Coordinator for Community Engagement.


 *Thank you to all Adopt-A-Family participants - we provided meals to 37 local families this year!* 



AAF 2018

AAF 2018