"Adopt" a Saint Vincent's Day Home Family this Holiday Season



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


1086 Eighth Street

United States


Our Adopt-a-Family program provides new clothes, toys, gift-cards and other gifts to 186 low-income families during the holidays. The holiday season can be an extremely stressful time for our parents or guardians, as many don’t have the means to provide gifts and special meals for their children. Will you make the season bright by providing gifts for a family in need this holiday?

Adopting a Family Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Signup

Sign up by completing the application form on our website or contacting the Development Team at (510) 832-8324 or development@svdh.org and select the size(s) of the family you wish to "adopt." We will match you with a family and include: first names & genders, age & sizes, and the family's wish list.

Step 2: Purchase gifts

Use the family's wish list to guide your purchases. Please be sure gifts are age appropriate, and as a reminder, do not include violent toys or perishables. If possible, please include wrapping paper and mark gifts with the family name given to you.

Step 3: Deliver (Holiday Cheer!)

We ask that your gifts be delivered at Saint Vincent’s Day Home no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The Day Home is open between 7:00am and 5:30pm to receive your gifts.


We are seeking volunteers to help sort gifts and input data for our Adopt-a-Family program. Volunteers will be needed between December 11th to the 14th during business hours: M-F 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We would greatly appreciate any amount of time you are willing to donate. If this interests you, please contact development@svdh.org with the subject line "Adopt-a-Family Volunteer". We look forward to working with you!

The children and families of Saint Vincent's Day Home APPRECIATE YOU!


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Thank you!