The Restorative Justice Christmas Angels program is designed to support children affected by homicide, children with a parent in prison, and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. With your support, we can bring extra joy into their lives during the Christmas season.
The project will culminate with a Family Christmas Event on December 22, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. At this festive event, the gifts will be distributed, food and drinks will be served, and children will have the opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Apply to Receive Gifts
Families can register between September 15 and November 15, 2022. Gifts will be distributed at the Christmas party on December 22, 2022. Eligible families include:
- Children with an incarcerated parent
- Children who have lost a parent due to violence
- Children affected by domestic violence
After initial registration, children will be able to select from certain available gifts. Families must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and must be present at the Christmas party in order to receive the gifts. The party will be held on December 22 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
Adopt a Child
Please donate here to support gifts for children. Your monetary donations will be used to purchase the items from their wish lists. Thank you for your generosity!
Host a Gift Card Drive
Parishes, congregations, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses and other groups are invited to hold a gift card drive. These gift cards will help families with essential goods, such as:
- Household Goods and Toiletries
- Baby Items
Gift cards in $25 units are requested. Participating organizations can collect as many as they are able. Full details will be provided after sign-up.
September 15 – November 15, 2022 – Sign up to Participate
December 12, 2022 – Deadline to drop off gift cards at the Archdiocese of San Francisco. (Donations after this date may support families in the restorative justice parenting program after Christmas.)
Please use the form below if you would like to participate in this program.
Sign Up to Host a Gift Card Drive
Volunteer at the Family Christmas Event
Sign up to help at the event on December 22, 2022 at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. Help is needed with set-up starting at 10:00 am, during the event from 12:00-4:00 pm, and with clean-up following the event. Your support will make this event a joyful celebration for children and families!