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Our 2014 Adopt a Family Gift Drive is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!

Years ago, we realized that many of our client families were struggling during the holiday season. To address this need, we launched our Adopt-A-Family program, inviting community members and local companies to “adopt” one or more families and purchase “gifts from the heart”.

How It WorksSanta and Little Girl

Through this “adoption” process, low-income families are matched with a donor who purchases seasonal gifts and drops them off at one of our centers in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Last year, 257 families, and nearly 1,000 family members had their wish lists fulfilled. Donors contributed time and funds gathering holiday gifts, while others came to our two volunteer wrapping events to add sparkle and holiday magic to the gift bundles before our Staff delivered them to East Bay families in need.

Drop Off Locations

Donors can drop off their gifts at the following locations on Dec. 10th between 11am and 7pm and Dec. 13th from 11am to 5pm.

  • Oakland Gateway Center
    2648 International Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94601

  • Richmond MacDonald Center
    2727 Macdonald Avenue
    Richmond, CA 94804

  • Antioch First 5 Center
    512 West Fifth Street Antioch
    Antioch, CA 94509


Contact our Adopt-a-Family staff at