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IUPUI Season of Giving “Adopt a Family” program

Each year around the holiday season the Office of Community Relations gives staff, students and faculty the opportunity to help our neighbors on the West Side of Indianapolis. The Season of Giving is an “Adopt a Family” partnership among IUPUI and the families of the Hawthorne Center and the Christamore House. Each December IUPUI schools and units adopt a family and purchase presents for the children and the parents. In these economic times, many of the families are actually asking for the basic needs. Towels, bedding, pots and pans are needed to help them get through the holiday season.

The IUPUI family enjoys giving to the families to make sure they have a wonderful holiday. They realize that it is our responsibility as citizens of Indianapolis and of IUPUI to give back to the community we love.

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Jenny Boyts from Christamore House speaks about the impact IUPUI makes through Season of Giving. Launch Video.


Over the past 5 years IUPUI has adopted more than 85 families and put smiles on their faces for the holiday season.