Season of Giving

That special time is coming near, bring a child with cancer some holiday cheer!


For years, donors and volunteers have delivered hope and support to families facing one of life’s greatest challenges. There are a variety of ways you can get involved during our season of giving! Keep reading to see how you can make a difference in the life of a child with cancer.


Zuzu, age four, diagnosed with leukemia

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Make a Donation In Honor of a Loved One

Give the best gift of all by donating to Jacob’s Heart this holiday season. Dedicate your donation on behalf of a loved one and we’ll send them a heartfelt card. Show them how special they are by supporting children with cancer in their honor.


Donate $25 Gas and Grocery Cards

If you’re looking for a way to extend your support to families beyond the holiday season, this is the option for you! Families struggling with financial challenges always appreciate gas and grocery cards. Every little bit helps, so when we have them, we hand out gift cards to families throughout the year. Help us grow our bank of gift cards by donating today!


Our families love to shop at Target, Walmart, Safeway and Foodmaxx. Gas cards can come from any station within our service area (Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and South Santa Clara counties.)


Please fill out this commitment form to learn more about the donation process.

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Host a Holiday Drive

Rally your people to host your own Jacob’s Heart holiday drive! Toy drives are a great way to spread holiday cheer. We also love PJ drives, living essential drives, warm clothing drives and more. To learn about the most pressing needs that our families face, please send an inquiry to


If you want to sign up for a holiday drive this season, sign up to get started.

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Volunteering at Jacob’s Heart during the holidays is a great way to get into the giving spirit of the season. We love bringing groups and individuals into our Family Center for gift wrapping parties during the month of December.


As of October, we can allow masked and vaccinated volunteers into our Family Center. As COVID rules may shift in the coming months, we’ll keep all holiday volunteers up to date on any new protocols and restrictions.


Contact to stay up to date on all volunteer opportunities in the upcoming months.

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But wait, there's more!

We’re committed to equipping you with all the tools you need to be a successful advocate for Jacob’s Heart children. So let’s make it easy for you to share your fundraising efforts with your friends and family!


If you’d like a press kit with pre-made social media posts, frames and captions, please email to get your kit.