Holidays of Hope

Holidays of HOPE is the most wonderful time of the year!

December 10, 2023

5pm – 7pm

1077 Business Center Circle
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Did you know that, while there are multiple toy drives in our community, we noticed that there were very little options for teens and young adults? To make matters worse, many of our teens and young adults are not living with any parental figure and they are not likely to receive a personal gift during the holidays. 

We ask teens in foster care and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system to send us their top 3 holiday wishes valued around $100.

These wishes are placed on an ornament that hangs on a Christmas tree in the community along with the youth’s first name and age. Generous community members take ornaments from the tree and purchase the gifts. They wrap the gift, place the ornament on top and return it to RaisingHOPE.

RaisingHOPE hosts a big holiday party to celebrate with our youth.

At the party youth enjoy a photo booth, hot cocoa, and yummy food. Gift givers have the opportunity to attend the party and give their gift to the youth directly, otherwise Santa will deliver their gift.

Youth are also able to write thank you notes and shop for their own loved ones at no cost to them. 

Trees are in the community during the month of November and Holidays of HOPE is in December.

Thank you for giving holiday cheer!

  1. Choose an ornament from the Gift Tree
  2. Purchase 1-3 gifts ($100 value)
  3. Wrap gifts) and attach the ornament as the label
  4. Drop off wrapped gifts) at the location where you selected the ornament or at the
    RH office before 3:00pm on December 5
  5. Join the party on December 10th

Gifts * Stockings * Food * Hot Cocoa * Santa

Celebrate the season with youth experiencing foster care

Note: We cannot guarantee which youth will be in attendance at the party. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to or call 805-491-KIDZ.

For more information on hosting a tree, sponsoring a gift, or submitting a wish request, please contact