Holiday Wish Drive

Bringing joy during the holidays by giving  

Grant a specific gift wish online or in person.

We believe that everyone should experience the joy of the holidays through the receipt of a gift that they have wished for.

To fulfill the wish of a child, adult, or senior in need may not seem like much, but it's everything for someone who may not otherwise receive a gift. That single, specially chosen gift lets them know that someone in the community cares.

Through our Virtual Giving Tree (VGT) donation platform you can grant a wish and help spread comfort and joy in the community. The VGT opens in early November, so stay tuned.

Read the Case Statement to learn why the Holiday Wish Drive is vital for our Bay Area Community.

Reaching so many

How have we been able to reach so many? We partner with over 300 local service agencies and nonprofits that serve our community. 

Beginning in August, each partner agency reaches out to their clients and students to collect holiday wishes. They give the Family Giving Tree the names and exact wishes, and we print them on wish cards for our Drive Leaders and load them onto our VGT.  See how it works.

How can you help?

Even though we have assisted many underserved people, thousands more local children and their families still need your support. Your participation in our Holiday Wish Drive is an opportunity for you to personally and positively influence the lives of people who need the extra lift in our community.

If you would like to support our Holiday Wish Drive:

  • Donate—Your generous donations allow us to bulk-purchase gifts and expand our reach
  • Lead A Drive —Organize your own drive as part of the Family Giving Tree's Holiday Wish Drive. You can do it virtually through our Virtual Giving Tree Platform.
  • Volunteer—Help us sort, wrap and prepare wishes for distribution to our partner nonprofits and schools