Join Jacob’s Heart in our mission to bring holiday joy to families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Together we can help deserving members of our community create magic and memories that last a lifetime.
Before COVID hit, families caring for a medically fragile child were already struggling financially emotionally and spiritually. Now, as the holidays approach in the midst of a full-blown pandemic, families struggle to safely visit the grocery store, let alone shop for presents in a crowded mall.
This is where you come in!
Just follow the three easy steps below to adopt a Jacob’s Heart family and bring JOY to the face of seriously ill child and their family this holiday season:
1) Sign up to adopt a family.Click here to fill out a simple form where you’ll share a little about yourself. Based on your responses, we’ll match you with a special Jacob’s Heart family.
2) Receive your family’s wish list. Your family’s wish list includes three items for each child. These items have been personally selected by each member of your family. Plan on spending $150 per child.
3) GET SHOPPING! There are two ways to shop during COVID and we’ve made it as convenient as possible for you.
Shop online. We’ve added links to the wishlist! All you need to do is click, purchase and ship to the Jacob’s Heart Family center---680 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.
Hit the stores and then return your family’s unwrapped gifts before 12/6 to the Jacob’s Heart Family Center—680 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please be sure to call our Family Center (831-724-9100) beforehand to schedule your drop-off appointment.
Looking to get your friends, family and coworkers involved in the holiday joy? Host a Jacob’s Heart toy drive! We’ll get you all set up with flyers, boxes and lists of popular items...all you need to do is find the perfect spot and get collecting!
Due to COVID-19, we are kindly requesting only new toys in their original packaging.
One of the biggest ways you can help Jacob’s Heart families during the holidays is to donate grocery, gas or gift cards. Just $25 can help get a child to treatment, help feed a family during hospital stays, or help purchase warm clothes for winter.
Below are the TONS of different cards you can purchase TODAY to make a difference this holiday season!
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Drop off directly at Jacob’s Heart Family Center, or mail it to: