Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income communities
Caring for People,Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 7+, Minimum Age:18+

Adopt A Saint Vincent's Day Home Family This Holiday Season

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Our Adopt-a-Family program provides new clothes, toys, gift-cards and other gifts to 188 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: Sign up - Sign up by completing the application form on our website or contacting the Development Team at (510) 832-8324 or 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 - 1086 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 -  no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The Day Home is open between 7am and 5:30pm to receive your gifts.


Volunteer: We are seeking volunteers to help sort gifts and input gift data for our Adopt-a-Family program. Volunteers will be needed December 13th, 14th, 17th & 18th 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 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!


To Adopt-a-Family: please sign up at or email

To volunteer: please email

To learn more about the Day Home, visit Thank you!

Please note: we are located in Oakland, CA. 

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