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OC Kids Giving Back's Holiday Gift Drive

OC Kids Giving Back 2017 Holiday Gift Drive

Supporting Families Forward

OC Kids Giving Back is doing a holiday gift drive for families who can’t afford holiday gifts. Please come to our Open House, drop off your holiday gift donations, have some hot chocolate, and spend a few minutes with some nice kids.

We need your help!

Please donate brand new gifts to our holiday gift drive.

Gifts for teens are most needed!

Event Details:

Holiday Gift Drive and Hot Chocolate Open House

Date: December 3, 2017

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Please email for details.

Here are some things you can donate:

  1. Infant learning toys

  2. Toy cars or trucks

  3. Legos

  4. Tinker Toys

  5. Balls/sports equipment

  6. Puzzles

  7. Board Games

  8. Clothing

  9. Art and craft supplies

  10. Gift cards

  11. Purses

  12. Toiletries

  13. Headphones/earbuds

  14. Backpacks

  15. Watches

  16. Pajamas

  17. Water bottles

  18. Basically any brand new toy or gift that a baby, child, or teen would like to receive at Christmas!

About Families Forward:

Families Forward exists to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services. Families Forward holds strong to our commitment to the values of dignity, empowerment, accountability, community spirit, and hope.

Dignity – Honor each individual through an atmosphere of respect, trust, and confidentiality.

Empowerment – Inspire self-sufficiency through the development of courage, confidence, and pride.

Accountability – Accept responsibility for commitments and accomplishing our goals.

Community Spirit – Realize our vision through teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration.

Hope – Share a belief in new beginnings and allowing dreams of the future to emerge.

How Families Forward Helps OC Families:

Housing Program: Placing homeless children and families into stable housing. Families Forward works with homeless families to find realistic solutions for sustainable housing and build individualized plans to return each family to self-sufficiency. By stabilizing these families and giving them tools to build a future, we create a stronger community for all of us. A key factor for success is Families Forward’s commitment to collaborate with many organizations to end family homelessness in Orange County, including Orange County United Way, the Commission to End Homelessness, the Children and Families Commission and many other partner agencies and foundations. Only together will we be able to end homelessness in Orange County. Visit the Housing Program page for more information.

Community Services: Providing supportive services to improve lives. Families Forward also reaches out to low-income families to help reduce the pressures that can cause homelessness and help them maintain their stability. Through various safety-net services, those at-risk are given access to assistance such as our on-site food pantry, counseling, career coaching, and financial and life skills education. The goal of the program is to help families recover from a financial crisis so they can maintain their self-sufficiency. Visit the services page for more information.

For more information about Families Forward, please visit

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