Comfort & Joy for the City

Celebrate the holidays by caring for your under-served neighbors!

Thanksgiving Boxes

Deliver boxes to church by November 15th
Deliver boxes to Solutions for Change by November 19th
Give a family transitioning out of homelessness the joy and pride of cooking their own Thanksgiving feast. Create a box of non-perishable food items to help a family at Solutions for Change celebrate the holiday.

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Christmas Cookie Mix Jars

Deliver to church by December 9th
Prepare mason jars with cookie mix and add instructions for gifts to the residents of Solutions for Change

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Book Giveaway

Deliver books to church by December 16th
Collect new books at your group to be used as gifts for students at San Diego Refugee Tutoring.

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Sponsor A Family 

Deliver gifts to church by December 16th
Want to bring joy to a family living in poverty? Partner with a family in need over the holiday season by purchasing basic needs and fun surprises for children and families in crisis who may not otherwise have the opportunity for a special celebration this year. Family information and gift ideas will be provided upon sign up. Groups may also donate $250 to provide gifts and food for a family.

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Purchase Shoes for A Refugee Family

Deliver to church by December 16th
New shoes for a refugee translates into love—a way to show that we care about their well-being and thriving in San Diego. Find a tag at your church for more details.

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Breaking & Entering at Solutions for Change

November 30th, 11:30am-4:00pm
Surprise a family living at Solutions for Change with an apartment decked out for the holidays and gifts awaiting them.

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Cookie Decorating Party

December 13, 5:30-7:00pm
Decorate Christmas cookies with students at San Diego Refugee Tutoring. Join them during tutoring hours as they cut out and decorate cookies with sprinkles and icing.

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Winter Festival with San Diego Refugee Tutoring 

December 18th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join students at Ibarra Elementary School as they enjoy a winter festival.  Students will have the opportunity to enjoy fun games, prizes, food, candy and a chance to see Santa.  Volunteers are needed to run booths and to provide prizes.

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Family Welcome Center Thanksgiving and Christmas Events

November 17th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 16th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Help the Family Welcome Center in El Cajon with their Thanksgiving and Christmas events. Volunteers are needed to assist in set up & preparation, cleaning & closing and childcare during event.

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Casa de Amistad Christmas Party

December 19th 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Attend Casa de Amistad’s annual Christmas party with their tutors and students. Join them as they enjoy crafts, food and Santa!

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