Cathedral City High School’s 30th Annual Adopt-A-Family program concludes with food and gift distribution/delivery

CATHEDRAL CITY — A beloved tradition in the Palm Springs Unified School District is back for its 30th year: Cathedral City High School’s Annual Adopt-A-Family program.

The finale to the popular program will be Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 10:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Cathedral City High School, student parking lot, 69250 Dinah Shore Drive, Cathedral City. (Dinah Shore and Plumley.

Adopt-A-Family Program Ends With Food DeliveryRepresentatives from 20 homeroom classes, school clubs and campus offices will bring their food and gift donations they’ve been collecting from the school and community for the past two weeks to the campus staging area for truck loading and delivery to elementary schools.

Each of the high school’s participating home rooms were assigned a family and only told how many children, their ages and gender, and how many parents were in the home. Students in the classrooms pooled their resources to collect food and gifts for their assigned family.

Each year, Cathedral City High’s five feeder elementary schools help identify the families in need through their extensive Child Welfare Services resources.

At the conclusion of this year’s program, the CCHS “Adopt-A-Family” effort will have served more than 1,090 families since its inception in 1991.

Deliveries will be made this year to elementary schools rather than directly to recipient homes.

Image Sources

  • CCHS Adopt-A-Family file photo: PSUSD
  • CCHS Adopt-A-Family: PSUSD