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Families Forward hosts special holiday events each year to help the families we serve enjoy a happy holiday season. 

Between our four programs, there are several opportunities for you to give back this holiday season. Keep reading below, click the links, or fill out the "Sign Up" box to learn more. 

Holiday Toy Pantry

Families register to receive gifts at the holidays. We need help from donors to provide gift donations for children of all ages at the Bidwell Pantry. Click the links for more information on how to sign up, donate, or shop our wish list.

Email for donation questions. 

For information about sign-up, click here.

For information about donations, click here.

Shop our Amazon wish-list here.

Holiday Wish List

We have a variety of gifts to choose from to purchase for families in both New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection. These items need to be dropped off at New Directions Shelter by Friday, December 8th.

Sign up here. 

Shop our Amazon wish-list here.

Essential Needs Basket

Donors would provide each family in The Home Connection with an essential needs basket. The estimated cost for each of these completed baskets is $250. Donors are provided with a checklist of items that should be purchased & delivered to Families Forward by Friday, December 8th.

Sign up here. 

Thanksgiving Meat Giveaway

Please download the PDF below to learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for a Thanksgiving turkey, ham, or chicken. 

Download PDF here.

Sign up to volunteer at the Thanksgiving Meat Giveaway here. 

December Meat Package

Please download the PDF below to learn more about how to receive an extra holiday meat package. Please note, this is separate from the Thanksgiving meat giveaway. 

Download PDF here.

Additional Shelter Activities 

At New Directions Shelter, we have additional holiday volunteer opportunities such as planning kid-friendly activities, helping families "shop" for their presents, prepping, wrapping, and more. Fill out the box below for more information. 

I would like to receive information on additional holiday volunteer opportunities

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