A warm hearth, family, delicious food and beautifully wrapped gifts make for a wonderful holiday experience.  For a child who has suffered past trauma, your gift can make a special difference this holiday season.  Children and families served by Kinship Center throughout the state of California are lucky to have the support of generous community members that continue to ensure they too have a magical holiday season. 

 

There are many ways to give this holiday season.  Read on to see how you can help on the Central Coast and in Southern California Click here to read about other ways to help!

  

On the Central Coast

 

Help Provide a Holiday Meal

 

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  • If you would like to donate a frozen turkey and canned holiday goods for the upcoming December holidays, you can do so at Kinship Center’s Family Ties office at 2214 North Main Street, Salinas through December 21 from 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  (Please do not drop off turkey dinner donations at River Road office.)

 

Toy Drives

 

  • The Monterey County Regional Fire District is once again collecting toys starting the day after Thanksgiving culminating in a fire-safety themed holiday party complete with Santa Claus and elves.  If you would like to donate new unwrapped toys or gift cards, please visit any of the following fire stations:
    • 19900 Portola Drive, Salinas
    • 24281 Washington St. Chualar
    • 31 Laureles Grade, Salinas
    • 26 Via Contenta, Carmel Valley
    • 8455 Carmel Valley Road, Mid Carmel Valley Area

 

  • New Masters Gallery in partnership with the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program (Presidio of Monterey) kicked off their toy drive (one of whose beneficiaries is Kinship Center children) December 1 at New Masters Gallery on Dolores between Ocean and Seventh in Carmel.  Please bring your new and unwrapped toys to the gallery or visit one of the additional drop-off points posted here http://newmastersgallery.com/events/.

  

Shop Online

  • Did you know that you can help raise funds for Kinship Center when you shop online? That's right!  Through iGive.com, you can shop at your favorite online retailer such as Amazon, Target, etc and support your favorite cause at the same time!  A commission of the sales generated through iGive.com will be donated to the cause the shopper chooses.  Click here to get started: http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp2/wr14.cfm?c=58457

 

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

  • Help support Kinship Center services for children year round!  Donate to Kinship Center online at http://www.kinshipcenter.org/.  It’s easy, secure and you can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift.  Want to give a gift that lasts even longer?  Create a Legacy Gift.  Call Bill Lutz, Director of Development Central Coast Region, for more information (831) 455-4723.  To see more ways to give, visit http://www.kinshipcenter.org/please-help.html

 

  • Checks made payable to Kinship Center can be sent to

Kinship Center

Attn: Holiday Donation

124 River Rd

Salinas, CA 93908

 

In Southern California

 

Did you know that Kinship Center & Canyon Acres help hundreds of children each year?  Because of the generous support from concerned community members like you, the children and families we serve will be able to look forward with excitement to the Holiday Season.

 

Donate Toys

  • New, un-wrapped toys are needed for boys and girls ages 0-18.  Please call (714) 881-8664 for more details.

 

Donate Gift Cards

  • Most popular are:  Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Amazon, VISA, Family Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Gas Cards

 

  • Gift Cards can be sent to 

 

Kinship Center

Attn: Holiday Donation

18302 Irvine Blvd. #300

Tustin, CA 92780

 

Shop Online

  • Did you know that you can help raise funds for Kinship Center when you shop online? That's right!  Through iGive.com, you can shop at your favorite online retailer such as Amazon, Target, etc and support your favorite cause at the same time!  A commission of the sales generated through iGive.com will be donated to the cause the shopper chooses.  Click here to get started: http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp2/wr14.cfm?c=58457

 

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

  • Help support Kinship Center services for children year round!  Donate to Kinship Center online at www.kinshipcenter.org.  It’s easy, secure and you can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift.  Want to give a gift that lasts even longer?  Create a Legacy Gift.  Call Kristine Peters, Director of Development Southern California Region, for more information (714) 383-9335. To see more ways to give, visit http://www.kinshipcenter.org/please-help.html

 

  • Checks made payable to Kinship Center can be sent to Kinship Center

 

Attn: Holiday Donation

18302 Irvine Blvd. #300
Tustin, CA 92780


 

This year, November 27, was the first ever #Giving Tuesday- kicking off the beginning of the holiday giving season.  This nationwide movement was launched in New York by the local 92nd St. Y and the United Nations Foundation and has spread like wildfire.  The #Giving Tuesday campaign aims to “create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.” -http://www.givingtuesday.org.  

 

Thank you for helping to make sure each child has a magical holiday.  Click here to read about other ways to help!  Let’s make this holiday season a memorable experience for all! 

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