How to Volunteer 

Contact us at 650-802-5152 or at


Holiday Gift Program

This is our largest program and serves approximately 3,500 children each holiday season.  In many cases, the gifts we provide are the only ones that the child receives. The Children’s Fund Holiday Gift Program puts smiles on thousands of children’s faces each holiday season.

We serve foster and low-income children, newborn to age 18 (or AB12 foster kids up to age 21) who are referred by their case manager, probation office, social worker, or public health nurse. 

Children submit a wish list and volunteers help us fill their “wishes.” All the gifts are new and all are donated by general community members. Last year, 5 year old Ava asked for a doll and a book. 16 year-old Steven wanted sports equipment. Infant Alicia received a set of blocks. 8 year-old Thomas got his very first bicycle! 

Children's Fund employees give toy to child.
Donate to Help a Child!

All in-kind donations must be brand new. We accept gift cards and new toys, board games, art supplies, and sports equipment for children of all ages. We cannot accept guns (including nerf guns), porcelain gifts, breakable items, stuffed animals, or anything used. Visit our Amazon Wishlist to purchase much needed gifts. A link to our Amazon Wishlist will be made available when it is activated for the season.

Make a monetary donation so we can use it to fill a child’s wish.



Contact us anytime: 650-802-5152 or 

NOTEIf you are a parent or guardian of a child who wishes to receive these services, please have your case manager or social worker contact us. We do not accept requests directly from the public. All children who receive services from the Children's Fund must be referred by their case manager or social worker.