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Holiday Adopt-a-Family

You provide the joy that make the holidays special. The Holiday Adopt-a-Family gift program started four years ago and has grown into a County wide multiple department effort. Social Services Agency identifies the need and you provide the magic. Your continued generosity makes it all possible.


How to Donate

Thank you for your interest. The last day to adopt a family was Friday, Nov 30, 2018.

CASH/ CHECK/ GIFT CARD DONATIONS: Please do not drop off cash, gift cards or checks. Please contact Stacee Brackens at 510-645-9305 or Sylvia Soublet at 510-267-9434 directly to make drop off arrangements for all cash, gift cards or check donations. We would like to insure that these types of donations are securely stored until the family picks them up.


Gift Drop-Off (Locations, Dates & Times)

After adopting a family donors will receive an email detailing the gift drop-off process.

Drop off times and locations:

  • Eastmont Office
    6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste 100 Oakland CA 94605
    Drop off dates: 11/27 - 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5 (8:30 AM - 5 PM)
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  • Eden Office
    24100 Amador Street, Hayward CA 94544
    Drop off dates: 11/27 - 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5 (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
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  • Enterprise Office
    8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland CA 94621
    Drop off dates: : 11/27 - 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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  • Fremont Outstation
    39155 Liberty St STE C330, Fremont CA 94536
    Drop off dates: 11/27 - 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5 (8:30 AM - 4 PM)

  • Livermore Outstation
    TBD

  • North County Office
    2000 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94612
    Drop off dates: 11/27 - 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5 (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)


** If unable to meet the dates and times listed above please contact Stacee Brackens at 510-645-9305 to make special drop off arrangements.

Gift Drop Off Contacts:

For general questions contact Stacee Brackens at 510-645-9305.


FAQ


TIPS:

  • Please make sure to securely attach the gift id label to all packages. We recommend securely taping the top and bottom of id label to each gift to ensure that it is securely fixed. Please do not use posted notes as gift id labels.

  • Please continually check your email as you will receive important instructions about gift purchases and drop off.

  • Please feel free to include a card or holiday wish with your gifts. Cards need not be signed personally.

  • If you’re unable to fulfill your commitment to a family you’ve selected, please inform our office immediately by contacting Stacee Brackens at 510-645-9305.

  • After I select my family, what next?
    Time to go shopping!

  • What types of gifts should I purchase?
    You will be able to view your family or families' wish lists immediately after selection! Please take into consideration the age of the child when purchasing your gifts.

  • Can I make a cash/check donation?
    Yes you can. Please contact Stacee Brackens at 510-645-9305 or Sylvia Soublet at 510-267-9434 directly to make drop off arrangements for all cash, gift cards or check donations. We would like to insure that these types of donations are securely stored until the family picks them up.

  • Should I wrap the gifts that I’ve purchased?
    Yes. We would prefer if you wrap all gifts. The wrapping increases the excitement for the child.

    **Please note: You will receive a separate email detailing wrapping and ID label instructions. The email will contain adoptee ID cut out labels to place on each gift that you have purchased. Each gift requires a label for identification purposes.


  • When do I need to purchase my gifts by?
    Please refer to the dates listed above.

  • What if I have two (2) drop-off locations?
    It’s preferred that you drop each gift at the specified site as transportation is a challenge for most our families.

  • Will I receive information for Tax purposes?
    Yes. After you provided your gifts, you will receive an email containing the tax confirmation letter.

  • What if my selected family did not identify specific gifts for me to purchase?
    Although we diligently inquired, some families did not specify or were reluctant to identify specific gifts for their children. We welcome donors to provide gifts that are age appropriate for the children selected. As an alternative you may consider purchasing a bank cards such as Visa that will allow the family to shop at the retailer of their choice.



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