FAQ


What is Summer Adopt-a-Family?

This is a seasonal program where community donors help the children of our Project Self-Sufficiency clients.  Your donation helps pay for the child’s summer activity.


How do I sign up?

You can select a summer activity to support by browsing the drop-down menu on this page.


When is the deadline to participate?

We don’t have an official deadline. The children are eager to start their summer activities, so we recommend donating as soon as you are able.


Can I also donate supplies for the summer activity?

Yes, this is an option. Contact us directly if you would like to purchase supplies or equipment for the child you helped, such as a soccer ball or water shoes. Email pss.aaf@pssoc.org or call (949) 478-1914


Who benefits from my donation?

You will be matched with a child whose parent is in the Project Self-Sufficiency program. Each family is composed of a single parent and at least one child. Our clients are all low-income, single parents who are enrolled in college pursuing higher education in the Orange County area.


Can I meet the family I helped?

For confidentiality purposes, PSS families do not usually have direct contact with donors. We appreciate your understanding. You will receive a thank you card in the mail from the family you help, which we forward from the family.  Your information is kept confidential.


I can’t do Summer Adopt-a-Family this year. What are other ways I can help?

Please contact us at pss.aaf@pssoc.org or (949) 478-1914 for other ways to get involved with PSS. General donations of any amount are always welcome and 100% of the donation goes towards funding our programs and services. You can make a monetary donation via our website here, or mail a check to Project Self-Sufficiency, 307 Placentia Ave, Suite 203, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

Summer Adopt-A-Family​ 2019

Here are some of the activities our PSS kids are hoping to experience this summer! 


  • ​​​​Swimming lessons 
  • Soccer 

  • Basketball 

  • Gymnastics 

  • Theater 

  • Football 

  • Boxing ​

  • And more!

Thank you for your interest! Our Summer Adopt-a-Family is now closed. Please consider donating to Operation: Fresh Start, a clothing gift card drive, for our PSS Kids!