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Holiday Hopes 2018

Calendar IconMonday, October 1, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018 Calendar Icon

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! From November 27, 2018 to January 27, 2019, 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.

Click here to donate

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 

Thanks to our generous donors, all SAY families who asked for assistance through our “adopt a family” option and registered by the October 31 deadline, were matched! Many families  are registered for our Hope Kits option and would be grateful for your help.

Other Ways to Help

We also gratefully accept gift cards for groceries and basic needs to help any remaining families who come to us for help over the holidays.  If you are considering an end-of-year gift, your support will help children and families over the holidays and beyond.

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.