Excited gift recipient

Alternative Family Services Virtual Gift Drive

A virtual gift drive to ensure youth in care
receive a gift this holiday season.

Thank you for participating in Foster Joy! We are now only accepting monetary donations through December 31st. Click here to donate and support a foster child, siblings, or teen.

A special thank you to the following partners:

  • Ascent Environmental
  • Beautylish
  • City of SJ-HR & Employment Divisions
  • City of Vallejo
  • Clorox
  • CMG
  • Comerica
  • General Catalyst
  • Kapor Center
  • Knotts Family Agency
  • Old Navy
  • Philippa Roberts Jewelry
  • Sera Architects
  • SGWS
  • Simpson, Thatcher, and Bartlett
  • Slalom
  • Starbucks
  • Symphony Technologies
  • TRC
  • Varsity Solutions
  • Wildwood Community School
  • Zendesk

Donate Money for Gift

  • On the tag, click "Donate Money for Gift"
  • You'll be redirected to a secure donation page
  • Enter the youth's name in the "Foster Youth Name" section at checkout

Buy and Ship Gift

  • You'll be redirected to a page to enter your information
  • Purchase a gift from any online retailer (include youth's name on gift receipt) and ship to:
    AFS Development Department, 401 Roland Way
    Oakland, CA 94621
  • Use our Wishlist to buy and ship a gift and AFS will receive 0.5% of the proceeds.


  • Individuals, businesses, and community organizations may participate in the virtual holiday gift drive.
  • There is no limit to how many tags can be adopted.
  • Please share this page’s link via your networks and on social media.
  • Ensure youth with curly/kinky hair have the products they need for equitable care: click here for examples
  • Questions can be emailed to Simone West, swest@afs4kids.org, 510.338.7769.

$50,000 Match

Donate now and double your impact!

Every dollar you donate will be matched (up to $50,000) by a generous corporate donor.