Since 1990, Family Giving Tree has fulfilled gift wishes for over one million Bay Area children from low-income households, holding firm the belief that no child should feel forgotten during the holidays. In 2014 alone, Family Giving Tree fulfilled 71,600 holiday wishes. Volunteers are needed for various shifts at the Holiday Wish Drive warehouse (location announced each holiday season). A minimum commitment of two hours is requested for each volunteer shift. Please, no drop-ins to the warehouse! Little volunteers are welcome, but remember the warehouse is not child-proof, so younger volunteers must be strictly supervised. Come lead a drive or volunteer during Family Giving Tree's annual Holiday Wish Drive. Every gift donated goes to a child or individual from a low-resourced community. Let's continue the legacy of bringing hope and joy to those in need!


SERVICE

Dates: Warehouse volunteering is in December (dates are posted annually around November 1st)

Ages: Volunteers can be any age as long as they are strictly supervised in the warehouse (any volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 21 or older)

Location: Warehouse location (updated annually around November 1st)

How to sign up: Warehouse volunteer online sign-up (posted annually around November 1st)

Full details: Holiday Wish Drive web site

Drive leaders: Interested in becoming a Drive Leader? Drive Leader's are "captains" of a group, organization, corporate company, or family. A drive leader uses his or her email to sign up and request a certain number of wish cards and promotional posters. Each wish card represents a specific child in the SF Bay Area. DL's can attend our kick-off events to pick up their cards, or they can have their cards mailed. Wish cards are placed in well traveled areas (bulletin boards, hanging in the front desk office, in the kitchen, etc) and employees or group members can pick cards to shop for. All donated gifts are given to the Drive Leader, and the Drive Leader must deliver them to our warehouse (location TBD) by a certain date. All Drive Leaders get priority access for warehouse volunteer registration on October 19th, and are allotted 50 volunteer spots. Register to become a Drive Leader here

For additional information: Contact volunteers@familygivingtree.org