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.
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 email@example.com for donation questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.