Help A Family In Need — Angel Tree 2021

Angel Tree is our annual gifting initiative that provides gifts and much-needed holiday cheer to children, teens, and families in need. By “Adopting a family” – you will make it possible for a family that would otherwise go without during the holidays, to receive wrapped gifts for them to take home and celebrate the holiday season!

Matrix staff will match each donor with a family, share their wish list, and arrange a virtual meeting (or meeting at The Matrix Center) so the family can express their gratitude. For COVID safety, gifts will be placed in vehicles in a drive-through format and families can meet donors  while socially distanced outside.


For COVID safety, gifts will be distributed in a drive-through format outside the center. All indoor activities will not take place. 

If you would like to support Angel Tree without “adopting a family” – simply visit the link below to make a donation.

Children and families throughout Detroit have been through some unimaginable circumstances and we are thrilled to spread much-needed holiday cheer. Simply select the size of the family that you are able to support and Matrix staff will hand select gifts to match the families needs, so we only need your financial contribution to make it all possible! Donors through this method will remain anonymous. 

Frequently Asked Questions


How will the families receive their Angel Tree gifts?

Gifts will be distributed to families on December 18th at The Matrix Center. Families that cannot attend will have gifts delivered to their house before Christmas.

How much does it cost to support a family?

We are requesting $100 per family member. You may select whichever family size is comfortable for you to support, ranging from one child through a family of 5. You may also choose to make a free-will donation that will go towards the Angel Tree initiative.

Will I receive information regarding the family that I supported?

If you choose to adopt a family, you will be able to meet the family either in person at the Matrix Center or virtually! If you would rather not adopt a family but choose ‘Support Angel Tree’ instead, you will remain anonymous and the family will receive gifts hand selected by Matrix staff.