Adopt a Family or Individual

“I would like to say thank you so much for this gift. It could not have come at a better time – being as I’m going through so much right now. I’m very grateful.”

100 Neediest Cases recipient

Adopting a family or individual through 100 Neediest Cases is an easy and meaningful way to help address specific needs and make the holiday season brighter for people in the Greater St. Louis region.

When adopting a family or individual, our volunteers will provide you with information about a case (names of family members, ages, needs, etc.). You are then asked to purchase at least one gift for each person in the adopted family. Many donors choose to provide additional support to meet specific needs (gift cards, furniture, clothes, bedding, etc.). All goods and gifts go directly to the family through a social worker. If you have any questions about the program or how to adopt a family, please call our volunteers at 314-421-6060.














Every dollar raised for the 100 Neediest Cases program goes to help people. All administrative and fundraising costs are absorbed by United Way, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and more than 60 area social service agencies.