Every year, Sacramento County’s Gifts from the Heart Program
brightens the lives of more than 3,000 children, disabled adults and seniors by bringing them wrapped gifts before Christmas. Now in its 33rd year, the program is in full swing … and it’s not too late to participate.
Because of COVID-19, Gifts from the Heart has added a gift registry at major online retailers. The registry has items that children, teens, disabled adults and seniors have requested. Items on the first page of each registry are the most requested gifts. Gift items must be received by Friday, Dec. 10 at 9750 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827.
Supporters are welcome to purchase a new gift from any online vendor and have it shipped to the Business Park address.
You can also drop off new unwrapped gifts/toys for any age group by Thursday, Dec. 9, at one of the County lobby locations listed below:
- 7001-A East Parkway
- 3701 Branch Center Road
- 3331 Power Inn Road
- 9750 Business Park Drive, Suite 220
- 700 H Street
- 7000 65th Street, Suite A
Seniors and adults with disabilities would be grateful to receive clocks with large numbers, radios, blankets, warm clothes, space heaters, sheet and comforter sets, mittens, gloves, 2022 calendars, puzzles, bathroom and kitchen towels, bathrobes, lotion, body wash, postage stamps, large print books, slippers, audiobooks, arts & craft kits, winter jackets, coffee pots, mugs, socks, knitted caps, kitchen plate sets, large print crossword puzzles, toasters or wallets.
In addition, disabled adults would be happy to receive new clothing in a variety of sizes.
Children served by Child Protective Services would be thankful to receive board games, educational toys, books, arts & crafts kits, funky socks, warm clothes, music players, electronic games, backpacks, tote bags, watches, hair products, hairdryers, flat irons, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs or fuzzy blankets.
“Since 1988, this program has made the holidays brighter for local children, disabled adults and seniors,” said Tonja Edelman, Volunteer & Student Intern Services Coordinator for Sacrament County. “This program lets our clients - some of the most vulnerable among us - know that their community cares about them.”
If you would prefer to make a donation, you may send a check to the Department of Child, Family & Adult Services/Gifts from the Heart Program and mail to P.O. Box 269057, Sacramento, CA 95826-9443. Every dollar goes to purchase gifts; there is no overhead or administrative fees. Donations are tax-deductible.