2023 Holiday Giving Program

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

Holiday Giving Programs Greatest Needs

Thanks so much for your interest in supporting the Sacramento Children’s Home during this 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 or are quickly approaching, 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 www.kidshome.org/donate. 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 focusing on fulfilling the wishes of specific children and families we serve rather than 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. We have an ongoing wish list and immediate needs list with non-holiday related needs located here https://www.kidshome.org/how-to-help/in-kind-support/ . You are always welcome to reach out with special inquiries to either Ann Checkley at ann.checkley@kidshome.org or Todd Koolakian at todd.koolakian@kidshome.org.

Make a Financial Donation

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.

Adopt a Family Delivery Information

We have closed Adopt a Family requests as of Friday, December 8. However, if you have questions about the Adopt a Family Program please contact Director of Philanthropy, Todd Koolakian at todd.koolakian@kidshome.org.

IMPORTANT DELIVERY LOCATION INFORMATION: For our Adopt a 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 Counseling Center, eVIBE, Tutoring, and Wraparound should be delivered to SCH, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento.

IMPORTANT DELIVERY TIME FRAME INFORMATION: Unless you’ve coordinated with the staff person on your Family Wish List, delivery dates and times are as follows:

  • Monday, December 4 – Friday, December 8 | 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 15 | 9:30am – 4:00pm

Please click here for an FAQ that contains further information about adopting a family and click here to complete a form to request your donation receipt.

Wish Star & Gift Card Delivery Information

All Wish Star and Gift Card donation drop offs are taking 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. We will 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:

  • Wednesday, December 6 – Friday, December 8 | 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 15 | 9:30am – 4:00pm

Please note that the final deadline for drop off is Friday, December 15 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 about Wish Stars and click here to complete a form to request your donation receipt.

Visiting a Giving Tree Site

Businesses and organizations are hosting Giving Tree Sites with wish stars with children’s wishes on them 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.

Request a Donation Receipt

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

If you have any questions, please email Ann.Checkley@kidshome.org.