In 2023 we served over 900 families for Thanksgiving, and 2,021 children and teens received holiday gifts!

Holiday Giving 2024 Kicks off in October

Holiday Giving Programs 

Holiday Wish Program

The Holiday Wish Program offers a chance to make a real difference during a potentially tough time. It allows individuals, companies, and community organizations to create cherished holiday moments for families in need, sharing love, joy, and warmth with those who truly appreciate it. Donations are welcome from early November to early December, ensuring kids’ ‘wish lists’ are fulfilled. To take part, you must be able to deliver donations to our office in Irvine.

Holiday Giving Programs 

Holiday Toys/Gift Drive

Join forces with us to create an unforgettable holiday season for kids and teens in need. We have compiled a list of commonly requested gift items to make it easy for you to contribute. Together, let’s bring joy and happiness to these young individuals during this special time of 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.