Holiday Hearts2020-03-25T20:11:09+00:00

Holiday Hearts

Help us deliver LOVE and JOY to children with cancer during the holidays!

Imagine you have a child going through intensive cancer treatment. The emotional and financial impact is staggering. Your family’s finances are challenged, and you don’t have time to do anything else other than take care of your sick child. That’s where a generous donor like you can help!

Holiday Hearts, Jacob’s Heart’s Adopt-a-Family Program, aims to alleviate some of the stress brought on by pediatric cancer by delivering personalized gifts, gift cards, holiday meals, and hope to the doorsteps of families experiencing these unimaginable challenges.

Purchase gifts from the Jacob’s Heart Gift Registry

Select a special item for a child from our Amazon Registry and have it mailed to the Jacob’s Heart Family Center—680 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076.

HH Gift Registry

5 ways you can make the holidays brighter

1. Adopt-A-Family
Bring love and joy to an entire Jacob’s Heart family. Learn how to Adopt-a-Family.

2.Make an Online Donation
No time to shop? We’ll do the shopping for you. Click on the donation button at the top of the page.
Your donation of $150 adopts one child, $300 adopts a family of two, and $600 adopts a family of four.

3.Purchase $25 gift cards
Purchase gift cards from any gas station, Target, Safeway, or Walmart, and we’ll share your donation with families in need. Mail or bring gift cards to the Jacob’s Heart Family Center—680 West Beach Street, Watsonville, CA 95076—and we’ll deliver these cards to families who need them the most.
Gas cards to help get families to treatment and gift cards for teens are needed the most.

4.Host a Toy Drive or a Gift Card Drive
Are you part of a business, club or group who can organize a toy or gift card drive? We can assist you or help you plan a drive. Email

5.Purchase gifts from the Jacob’s Heart Gift Registry
Select a special item from the Jacob’s Heart Amazon registry (orange holiday hearts registry button). Each gift will be personally wrapped by Jacob’s Heart volunteers and delivered directly to children and families at home or in the hospital.

When our son was very sick with cancer, there was absolutely no way my husband and I could have done any holiday shopping. We were in the midst of treatment and the financial strain was overwhelming. A generous Jacob’s Heart donor adopted our family for what would be our last Christmas with our son. The gifts were beautiful…our family now has lovely memories and enduring gratitude that will live with us forever.

Jacob's Heart Mother

Gift ideas for Jacob’s Heart kids, siblings, and parents

  • Legos
  • Dolls and Action Figures
  • Toy Cars and Tracks
  • Sports Balls and Equipment
  • Scooters
  • Bikes
  • Learning Toys
  • Arts and Crafts Kits
  • LOL Dolls
  • Disney
  • Paw Patrol
  • PJ Mask
  • Superheroes
  • Visa or Amazon Gift Cards
  • Target Gift Cards
  • Forever 21 Gift Cards
  • Nike and Vans Gift Cards
  • Movie Theatre Gift Cards
  • Clothing Accessories
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Sports Gear
  • Relaxation Coloring Books
  • Wireless Headphones
  • Portable Speakers
  • Makeup and Ulta Gift Cards
  • Gas Cards
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Movie Theater Gift Cards
  • Cozy Items
  • Walmart Gift Cards
  • Target Gift Cards
  • Safeway Gift Cards
  • Marshalls Gift Cards
  • Ross Gift Cards
  • Pots and Pans
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Home Goods
  • PJs
  • Blankets
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Art Supplies
  • Car Seats
  • Strollers
  • Children’s Clothes and Shoes