Making the Holidays Special
The holidays can be a stressful time for families experiencing homelessness. At Hamilton Family Center, we do everything we can to make it a time of celebration. There will be parties, field trips, activities, and beautifully wrapped gifts for the whole family. And this only happens with the support of literally thousands of passionate, caring individuals in our community. Every one who donates a toy, jacket, comforter, gift card, or baked good communicates to our families that they are seen and have value. Thank you for being part of this tremendous community effort!! There will be a lot of smiling faces around here.
How You Can Help
The holidays are a busy time here at Hamilton Family Center. In addition to all our regular programming, we have special events for our families with delicious meals and fun activities. We also provide bags of beautifully wrapped gifts for each child in every family we serve.
We need your help to make this happen!!!
Please go to our special Holiday Volunteering page for a detailed list of opportunities and contact Debbie at email@example.com if you’re interested in bringing a group of people to help out!
Make an In-Kind Donation
Hamilton Family Center relies on the generosity of its community for in-kind donations of gifts and other much needed items. Groups have already committed to providing gifts for each of the children we serve; however, we are looking for people to provide the following:
· Donate non-perishable food for families spending their first Thanksgiving in their new home. See flyer for details.
· Gift cards for $25 to Lucky’s or Safeway (or canned goods) for Thanksgiving and Holiday meals for recently re-housed families
· Gift cards to Target or Ross for $25 so families transitioning from homelessness into homes can purchase move-in supplies
· We need lots of wrapping paper, gift tags, tape and ribbon to make all these presents look fabulous for the kids!
· Three hundred 2014 planners to help adults stay organized and track their busy schedules
· Pajamas make fun gifts at our holiday parties
· Doing some shopping on Amazon.com? Check out our wishlist. Items purchased from here will be shipped directly to Hamilton Family Center and distributed to families.
Download our convenient toolkits to learn how you can turn your party into a donation / collection event to benefit homeless families and children or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Shop at Amazon Smile
New this year! Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase to the charity of your choice. Please select HFC and share with your network. Make shopping more enjoyable, knowing that you’re giving to a good cause while you shop.
Shop at Pottery Barn
Another way to shop and give. Every year, Pottery Barn picks two items, the purchase of which benefits their Give a Little Hope Campaign. Hamilton Family Center is one of the agencies nationwide who receive a percentage of the purchase. This year, you can purchase this beautiful grand chenille throw or silver globe ornament as yet another way to support our work.
Make a Financial Investment
Make an online donation to provide immediate relief and ongoing support
for homeless families during the holiday season
$100 – Nutritious meals for a family for 3 days
$250 – Supplies for holiday projects in our children’s program
$500 – Housing retention skills and case management for homeless families
$1,000 – Average monthly rental subsidy for a re-housed family
$12,000 – Break the Cycle of Homelessness for One Family
Please watch this inspiring video to learn more about how Hamilton Family Center ends homelessness for families and individuals in the Bay Area.
For more information about volunteering, in-kind donations, or financial gifts, please contact Debbie Wilber, Community Partnerships Manager, at email@example.com or by calling 415-409-2100 x 111.