Holiday Gift Drive 2020

You can help make the season bright by providing gifts for a family facing financial barriers. This is a wonderful family or community activity that brings the joy of the season to all who participate.  And, it is simple… we provide the family details and you bring unwrapped gifts to make a memorable, stress-free holiday for all!

Changes due to COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Pics for D&G (1)we have adjusted our holiday program for the safety of our community.  Because we are limited in our on-site volunteer support and to properly clean/sanitize gifts, we are requesting Gift Drive Participants focus on gifting one item per family member. If you have a little extra to give, we encourage books and gift cards for the family.  While this may feel less celebratory as a holiday shopper, we appreciate your support for the health and capacity of our community.

Our Holiday Gift Drive is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Signup

When you sign up by completing the application form below, we’ll provide you a list of eachfamily member’s age, gender, and holiday gift wish list. A tax deduction form, frequently asked questions list, and drop off/mail instructions will also be included. 

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.

Not sure what to give? Gift cards are very practical for our families and a great option during the pandemic.  Additionally, our Family Learning Program encourages parents to share a love of language by reading at home, so books or gift certificates to a bookstore are always a wonderful choice. If you would like some book suggestions, visit our wish list here – SVDH Book & Toy Wish List.

Please keep an awareness of the cultural diversity of our children and families when purchasing gifts – thank you! We believe it is critically important for children to see themselves reflected in the books they read and the toys they play with. If this is new and you need some ideas, please give us a call.

Step 3: Deliver (Holiday Cheer!)

We ask that your gifts be labeled with the family number (found on the wish list) and dropped off at Saint Vincent’s Day Home no later than Thursday, December 10, 2020, by 5:00PM. The Day Home is open between 7:00am and 5:30pm every Monday to Friday to receive your gifts.

Delivery Options:

We recognize that many individuals may not feel comfortable shopping in stores or dropping gifts off at the Day Home.  To make our gift drive ‘COVID-friendly’ you may:

  • Shop online and send/ship items directly to us
  • Drop items off “contact-free” ! Come to 1086 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 and call 510-832-8324 when you arrive. We will pick up your gifts and take them inside. 


Help Spread the Word!

Share this page on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the buttons below. You can even put a link to this page on your email signature. Ask your company, school, club, or faith community to join in the joy of giving.

Whichever way you’d like to share the joy of the holiday season with families from Saint Vincent’s Day Home, we appreciate your support. If you don’t have time to shop, you can donate online and send us an email letting us know you would like your contribution to be used for the gift drive.

Any Questions? Contact the Development Department at (510) 832-8324 or [email protected].


Sign Up Today!

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