Adopt-A-Family & Toy Drive

For many struggling parents, providing gifts to their children is well beyond their reach. Help by participating in Adopt-a-Family and Toy Drive!

Home Start's Annual Adopt-A-Family

The 2022 Adopt-A-Family program is at capacity.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, over 140 Home Start families will have a joyful holiday to remember! For alternative ways to get involved this holiday season, please read below or visit our Volunteer Page.

Toy Drive

Each year, we invite more than 150 Home Start families to come and “shop” for just the right gifts for each child.

This year’s Toy Distribution is will take place on Wednesday, December 14th.

We encourage you to participate by hosting a toy drive at work, school or with your neighbors...or simply purchase toys on your own or as a family! This handy list from Today gives gift ideas by age and may help you figure out what types of items would be enjoyed by local children.

Please let us know you plan to collect and donate toys to help us in our planning by emailing our Development Manager, RaeLynn Fuson, at

Please drop off toys at Home Start – see below.

Drop Off of Toys and Gifts / Dates and Times

Once you have your gifts and toys ready, you are welcome to drop-off on Thursday 12/1, Friday 12/2 or Monday 12/5 from 3pm – 6pm. Should you need an alternative drop off date/time, please contact RaeLynn Fuson at

Our office is located at: 5005 Texas Street, Ste. 203, San Diego, CA 92108

Please note: Adopt-a-Family and Toy Drive Programs are to support families currently enrolled in our programs.  If you or someone you know are in need of assistance, please visit our Programs Page.

Questions? Contact RaeLynn Fuson, Development and Events Manager:

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