As our days grow shorter, many of us shift our thoughts to the joy of the holiday season. Thank-you for stepping up to adopt, donate or give a gift. You make the holiday brighter for local families struggling with poverty, disabilities, abandonment, or economic strain.
Each year we support 450 families from Santa Cruz County who have been screened and referred by the 25 partner organizations to ensure that your gift is reaching those most in need.
If you want to adopt a family, the hotline will open on November 2, 2018!
Adopt a Family In Need
Businesses, individuals, groups, and families are invited to adopt a family of any size. Adopters provide family packages which include food gift certificates, clothing for the family, a gift for each child, and household items like blankets, towels, or sheets. Adopters will deliver these items to our warehouse during the designated drop off days.
WE ARE NO LONGER ADOPTING INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES.
You can donate to the program to support unadopted families HERE.
Donate Funds or Gift Certificates
Don't have time to shop for a family? We welcome donations of cash and gift certificates. Gift certificates from any grocery store, shoe store, bookstore or department store let our families choose exactly what they need for the holidays. Certificates can be dropped off at the Santa Cruz or Watsonville Office.
Where Do I Drop Off My Packages?
Thank-you for adopting a family this year. The warehouse will open to receive your family packages starting Thursday Dec. 14th. Visit our Warehouse Info page for full details including open hours, directions, tips for delivery and our contact.
Warehouse Dates and Hours:
LAST DAY: Monday Dec 18th from 12PM -2PM
Volunteer With the Project
Volunteer opportunities abound to support the project. We invite you to view our list and register online or call our office at 831-427-5070 to find out how you can volunteer.
Give a Gift With the Stars Program
Do you only have time to get one gift? Simply pick up a star from our participating local businesses, purchase the gift, and return it to the business between November 5th and Dec 15th.