2023 Holiday Gift Drive A Success!

2023 Holiday Gift Drive A Success!

We couldn’t be more grateful. 

The holidays can be a time of stress and worry. Imagine facing the holidays while experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. Because of donors’ generosity, every single person Building Futures serves received a holiday gift. And every child and adult at our shelters received a set of cozy jammies, too. From babies to elders, the smiles said it all.

Building Futures is grateful for the businesses, clubs, and faith groups who participated in our holiday gift drive. We also send thanks to the hundreds of individuals who donated gifts, money, or toward Move-In Kits for families. Our community supports us, and we can feel it in very tangible ways. The smile on a gift recipient’s face is a present unto itself.

Even when times are tough, the holidays can be a time of magic!


With your donation, Building Futures will purchase holiday gift cards, toys, and other holiday presents for women and children. This is preferred as it gives us the ability to get exactly what each family needs.

Give whatever feels significant for you—every amount is appreciated!

See how our community made the holidays shine brighter for our neighbors last year!

Read our 2022 Holiday Report

For more information, contact:

Meron [email protected]

Joyce: [email protected]

Ana: [email protected]


We must receive new, unwrapped items by December 11.

Children 0-12

  • Educational toys
  • Dolls + action figures
    (multiracial preferred)
  • Underwear + socks

Teens 13-17

  • Body spray, full-sized
  • Bath + body kits
  • Underwear + socks
  • Earbuds
  • iPhone chargers


  • Full size bath/body kits
  • Underwear
  • Gift cards ($25) Walmart or Target*

Or use our Amazon Wish list and it’s easy to click and send to us. Be sure your gift will arrive by 12/11.

*A Note About Gift Cards

In lieu of gift cards, please consider a monetary donation so that we may purchase gift cards in bulk for the women and children we serve.

If you choose to give a gift card, please purchase in $25 increments and include the receipt with the dollar amount and authorization code, so we are protected against gift card fraud scams. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

2023 Holiday Flyer

2023 Holiday Wish List


Building Futures
attn: Holiday
1840 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577

Can’t mail it? Arrange a time to drop off your gifts, plan a gift drive, or create your own online campaign! To get started, email [email protected]. Thank you!

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