Holiday Giving Program

The holidays are just around the corner! Help the Sacramento Children’s Home create special memories for our children and families.

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:

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.

Grab a wish star with gift wishes from children served by our program, as well as snow trip ornaments (send children in our residential program on a holiday camping trip to the snow) and gift card ornaments (to help us fulfill remaining wishes) from one of the following giving tree locations:

For more information: Giving Tree Site FAQ.

For families, coworkers, or groups looking to take care of more than one child this holiday season, we provide an “Adopt a Family” option. Make a local family’s holiday wishes come true by helping to provide household goods, gifts for the children, or other essential items to make their season bright! Click here to get started and submit your interest by December 4. We will then match you with an SCH family.

For more information: Adopt a Family FAQ.

Our community programs host free holiday celebrations in December to spread the joy of the season while providing information and resources to help strengthen families in our highest risk communities. By sponsoring a holiday party, you or your organization will positively impact many families at holiday time, encouraging them to forge connections to community programs that can continue to help them throughout the year. If you are interested in sponsoring a holiday party, email Todd.Koolakian@kidshome.org, Director of Philanthropy.

Volunteer at our Holiday Donation Site or Main Campus

Every year, we rely on community volunteers to help run our holiday donation site. Morning and afternoon shifts are available throughout December to assist at the donation site; greeting donors; accepting and sorting gifts, and data entry. If you or your group is interested in volunteering, email Wendy.Beseda@kidshome.org, Volunteer Coordinator, or call (916) 290-8199.

Delivering Donations

Return unwrapped gifts and/or gift cards with the star/ornament attached and backside filled out at:
Sacramento Children’s Home, 2750 Sutterville Road, Sacramento 95820. Dates and hours for drop off of holiday donations:

  • Friday, December 6 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Saturday, December 7 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) | Closed Sunday, December 8
  • Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Saturday, December 14 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) | Closed Sunday, December 15
  • Monday, December 16 (9:00 am – 4:30 pm)

We get very busy on the final day, so earlier drop-offs are encouraged. For more information, read our FAQ.

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