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Holiday Hopes 2018

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Holiday Hopes – So Many Ways to Give!

Create warmth and joy in the lives of San Diego families this holiday season. SAY San Diego’s Holiday Hopes campaign offers many ways to help.

Champions for Youth & SAY San Diego Online Giving

Your gift of any amount allows us to bring happiness to San Diego families in need over the holidays and beyond! Beginning November 27, 2018, you can donate to SAY San Diego through the Century Club’s Champions for Youth campaign. When you give to Champions for Youth in the name of SAY, we automatically qualify for bonus funds from the Century Club. Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

Ready to make a charitable gift today? Please visit our online giving page.

Last year, SAY supporters helped us to qualify for thousands of dollars in bonus funds through the Champions for Youth campaign. This meant over $100,000 for Holiday Hopes and more than 30 SAY programs that help 50,000 San Diegans every year!

Adopt a Hope Kit!

We are growing the number of families we can help by expanding this popular option! How it works: (1) Sign up for a Hope Kit. (2) Place the new unwrapped items in a bag. (3) Deliver on the designated day. You can sign up to collect as many of the kits as you wish while sign up spots remain. All items must be delivered December 7-15. Exact dates, times, and location for drop-off will be released in the coming weeks.

Hope Kit examples:

  • New & Expectant Parents Kit – baby wipes, receiving blankets, onesies, bibs and more
  • 10 Toys or Teen Gifts (biggest need) – use our top request list to collect new unwrapped toys and gifts
  • Warmth Kit for 4 – blankets and jackets for a family of 4
  • Family Essentials Kit – basic tools, kitchen utensils, towels, grocery gift cards and more

Click to complete the Holiday Hopes donor interest form and we’ll send you the list and all the details!

Thousands of families are turned away from holiday programs every year. By adopting a “Hope Kit” you can make a difference to one family or thousands—you choose how many Hope Kits to adopt. This option allows us to process many more requests and help more children and families off wait lists.

Adopt a Family – Limited Availability

This option is limited due to the time required to process individualized wish lists. We are unable to promise family size, characteristics or numbers you can adopt because we don’t know how many families will be registered for this option by the October 31 deadline. Please sign up for our interest list and we will do our best to match your request.

Click to complete the Holiday Hopes donor interest form to be added to the donor waiting list!

Family wish lists will be released to matched donors by November 5. If you need to plan dates and organize now, we encourage you to look at our popular Hope Kit options, which are immediately available and will allow us to help many more families this holiday season.

All items must be delivered December 7-15. Exact dates, times, and location for drop-off will be released in the coming weeks.

Thank you for supporting SAY San Diego!


Interested in volunteering during our Holiday Hopes campaign? Click here for more information.