In order to distribute gifts in time for the holidays, 2022 donor sign-ups have closed.

New and unwrapped toys can still be delivered to our office Mon-Thurs from 9am – 4pm,
and Fridays 9am – 1 pm, until Dec. 16th

Holiday Programs 



Holidays can be a very stressful time for families who struggle to make ends meet. The Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program gives individuals, companies and community organizations the opportunity to spread warmth and bring holiday joy to families in need. Donations are accepted from the beginning of November through early December, so that children’s “wish lists” can be filled. In order to participate in this program, you must be able to deliver donations to our office in Irvine.

Holiday Toys/Gift Drive

Partner with us to give at-risk kids and teens a holiday season to remember. Lists of gift items commonly given out or requested by children and teens is provided.

This past year we served 875 families for Thanksgiving (That’s 4,112 individuals!), and 2,404 children received holiday gifts!

We look forward to seeing you again this year!

Thanksgiving Program

Each year, Families Forward holds a Thanksgiving-themed grocery distribution for local families in need. The weekend before Thanksgiving, families come to our program center to receive all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings to cook a warm, delicious holiday meal.