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Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving

Help Sycamores spread cheer during the holiday season for the children, young adults and families we serve! Below are some opportunities for you to share the joy of the season:


This meaningful tradition connects generous donors with deserving families who need extra support with gifts of toys, clothing, household items and/or food during the holidays. Sycamores will provide a brief narrative about the family and their present situation, as well as a wish list, giving donors insight into the family’s needs. You can choose to adopt a small, medium or large family. On average our donors spend $50 per family member and $50-$100 for a gift for the entire family.

Annual Toy Drive:

Donate Gifts

Spread holiday cheer for children, ages 0 to 18 years, by donating toys, gift cards and other gifts. Gifts should be unwrapped and have no association with weapons or violence. We especially need gifts for teens, like ear buds or earphones, and personal care items including body lotions/sprays (for girls and boys), makeup, hairdryers, hair straighteners, curling wands, press-on nails, and nail polish. 

Host a Toy Drive

Gather your colleagues, classmates or friends and host a toy drive to bring joy to those in need. Sycamores will provide the holiday tags with specific wishes, or you can hold a general toy drive and collect toys from our list of suggestions, or purchase gift cards, which will be used to fulfill the wishes of the children and young adults we serve.

Amazon Wish List

No time to go out and shop? Gifts can be purchased directly from our Amazon Holiday Wish List.

Make A Donation:

We always welcome cash donations too. From purchasing holiday gifts to providing special activities, your donation of any amount helps to make holiday wishes come true and meet the critical needs of the vulnerable children, young adults and families we serve throughout the year! Click here to make an online today.

If you would like to learn more or participate in our Adopt-A-Family program or our Annual Toy Drive, please fill out our Holiday Participation Form here or contact Melissa Pittson at mpittson@sycamores.org or (626) 395-7100 x 2018.