SCH Holiday Giving Program 2021

We invite you to participate in our Holiday Giving Program supporting Sacramento’s most vulnerable children and families. Here are multiple generous ways you can get involved:

Thanks so much for your interest in supporting the Sacramento Children’s Home during the upcoming holiday season. It is because of donors like you that SCH is able to brighten the holidays for so many of the children and families we serve throughout our community. While the deadlines for many of our Holiday Giving Programs have passed, there are still a number of helpful and impactful ways you can support the Sacramento Children’s Home and the youth and families we serve this holiday season. We need financial commitments to support the purchase of unfulfilled wishes and to support the ongoing greatest needs of our agency. To make a financial donation towards holiday needs and other agency greatest needs, visit Another ongoing major need this holiday is for gift cards from places like Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Raley’s, Safeway and other similar stores. Additionally, while we are not encouraging generalized toy drives, we do have a number of other ways that individuals or businesses like yours can support the children and families we serve during the holidays by purchasing items that are needed by our programs. You can check out a list of items needed by our Residential Program located here, and you are always welcome to reach out with special inquiries to either Ann Checkley at or Todd Koolakian at Lastly, we have an ongoing wish list and immediate needs list located here with non-holiday related needs.

A bright future is the best gift a child can get! Your gift to the Sacramento Children’s Home helps to sustain programs that strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Click here to make a donation.

We have closed Adopt a Family requests as of Tuesday, November 9. However, if you have questions about the Adopt a Family Program please contact Director of Philanthropy, Todd Koolakian at

For our Adopt a Child or Family Participants, you will deliver all of your donations to the SCH Program Site where the family you were assigned is receiving services. The programs and their location addresses are as follows:

  • Crisis Nursery North: 4533 Pasadena Avenue, Sacramento
  • Crisis Nursery South: 6699 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento
  • FRC Meadowview: 2251 Florin Road Suite 158, Sacramento
  • FRC North Sac: 2469 Rio Linda Boulevard Suite B, Sacramento
  • FRC Valley Hi: 7000 Franklin Suite 820, Sacramento
  • Donations for the Residential Boys, Counseling Center, eVIBE, Tutoring, and Wraparound should be delivered to SCH, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento.

Unless you’ve coordinated with the staff person on your Family or Child list, delivery dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, December 6 – Friday, December 10 . . . . . . . . . . 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17 . . . . . . . . . .9:30am – 4:00pm

Please click here to access the FAQ that contains further information and click here to complete a form to request your donation receipt.

We have modified the drop-off process this year. All donation drop offs shall take place behind the Sacramento Children’s Home | 2750 Sutterville Road | Sacramento, CA 95820 next to the Philanthropy Department Building. Signage will direct you to drive behind the SCH Main Building, take a left and drive through the back parking lot where SCH volunteers will accept your Wish Star, Gift Card, and cash donations in a drive through setting. Please click here to complete a form to request your donation receipt. We will also provide you with a card with instructions on how to request a receipt when you deliver your donations.

We ask that donors who are fulfilling Wish Star requests place unwrapped donations in one bag—a sturdy gift or shopping bag—and affix the Wish Star securely to the bag. It is important that you keep the gifts for each child together along with the matching star.

Drive through drop-offs should be done during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 6 – Friday, December 10 . . . . . . . . . . 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17 . . . . . . . . . .9:30am – 4:00pm

Please note that the final deadline for drop off is Friday, December 17 at 4:00pm. We get very busy on the final day, so earlier drop offs are strongly encouraged.

Please click here for an FAQ that contains further information.

Businesses and organizations are hosting Giving Tree Sites to support the Sacramento Children’s Home Holiday Giving Program. Please click here for a list of the sites you can visit to select an ornament and help fulfill the wishes of children served by the Sacramento Children’s Home as well as support these community organizations.

Please complete this form to receive a letter that can be used for tax purposes.

If you have any questions, please email, Donor Relations Coordinator, or call (916) 290-8203.