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Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays


Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our families for the holidays! The Bay Area Crisis Nursery’s Adopt-a-Family toy drive provides holiday gifts for children who have stayed with us at the Nursery over the past year—and their siblings and parents! Adopting a child or family during the holidays can inspire a sense of giving in your whole family. A family’s sponsor can be an individual, family, group of people, clubs and organizations, church groups—and both small and large businesses have also joined us in our Adopt-a-Family holiday toy drive. Many supporters find the experience so fulfilling that they make it an annual tradition, showing the true meaning of the season by giving gifts and showing compassion for others year after year.

How it Works

  • Call 925.685.6633 or email us to let us know that you would like to adopt-a-family and how many individuals you would like to sponsor. We ask that sponsors budget $40-$60 per individual that they adopt.
  • We will send you a detailed wish list for each person in the family. We begin collecting wish lists from our families in mid-October, and will have them ready for sponsors beginning November.
  • Go shopping! We ask that sponsors purchase at 5-7 gifts for children under the age of 13, 3-5 gifts for children 13 and over, and 1 gift for each parent. We do want our children's wishes to come true and ask sponsors to do their best to provide the requested gifts, and grocery store gift cards so families can prepare a nice holiday meal. We do not accept used items, violent toys, or video games.

    You can choose the Bay Area Crisis Nursery to receive additional funding through the AmazonSmile and eScrip programs! It’s the gift that gives back to us all throughout the year.

  • Once you have purchased your gifts prepare them to be dropped off at our administrative building. Each gift should be labeled with the family ID and recipient's name. It's the only way we can make sure that the right gift gets to the right family. To make sure that we don't lose gift cards, please place them in an envelope and label them with the family ID and name. Gifts need to be delivered unwrapped so our elves can make sure that they are safe and age-appropriate.
  • Drop them off to our administrative building during the times and dates below.

Volunteer for Adopt-a-Family

There are many different ways you can volunteer for Adopt-a-Family, whether you adopt a family or not! We have plenty of opportunities to volunteer from pulling toys for wish lists, receiving donations, organizing gifts for gift wrapping, and wrapping gifts for families. Check out our events page for opportunities and to register yourself or your group.

Nursery Families Pickup Your Gifts!
Dec 18 - Dec 23, 2019
Location: 1506 Mendocino Dr, Concord

Donate Today to the Toy Drive

Adopt-a-Child

Interested in adopting a family, or 2, or 3? Just send us an email letting us know how many people you can sponsor for the holidays, and we will send you a family's wish lists.

Email Us!

We will be accepting donations between Dec 2 - Dec 13, 2019 | Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm