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!   

All toys are donated. Corporate and community groups host toy drives and shop to fill children’s wishes. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages help at our warehouse to fill children’s wishes.

Host a Barrel Drive or Donate to Help a Child!

Host a Holiday Gift Drive in your office or at your holiday party—we’ll provide the barrel and will pick it up when it’s filled with toys! 

Make a monetary donation so we can use it to fill a child’s wish. Take several gift tags with individual child’s wishes on them. This a great project for your office, community group, place of worship, or for your friends and neighbors. You can even order items and have them shipped directly to Children's Fund Holiday Gift Program from our Amazon Wish list. Just visit:

Where to bring donated items

Our office at 1 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002.  Drop off hours are Monday- Thursday 9am-4pm
Please ensure that all items are brand new. Donation receipts can be given to you at the time of drop off.


Contact us anytime: 650-802-5152 or