Betty Griffin’s Adopt-A-Family and food drive under way


As the 2022 holiday season approaches, the Betty Griffin Center has announced that its Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program is now under way to support those women, men and families who are staying at its domestic violence shelter.

Donors can adopt a family of any size, whether it is a single woman, a mom and child or multiple families.

“Each year, we have families in our shelter fill out a ‘wish list’ for the holidays that’s provided to the donors, which includes their ages, genders, clothing and shoe sizes, along with three gift requests and special interests and hobbies,” said Betty Griffin Center CEO Kelly Franklin. “For those looking for a way to help others, we hope they will help us make the holidays special for those staying in our shelter.”

Those interested in adopting a family for the holidays can contact the agency’s development director Kenlie Kubart at or by phone at 904-808-8544 extension 207 to find out more.

Also, another giving option for companies and individuals is the Betty Griffin Center Holiday Food Drive.

Donations of any nonperishable food items or grocery store gift cards will be accepted and can be dropped off or mailed to the Betty Griffin Outreach office, located at 2450 Old Moultrie Road, Suite 202, in St. Augustine.

Food donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 29.

For more information about these and other holiday giving programs, go to


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