Help us make holiday magic!

The holidays should be full of joy, but for young people in foster care it can be a challenging time of year. Our annual youth holiday parties bring participants and staff together to celebrate and create our own First Place traditions. You can help give youth a happy holiday season by volunteering or donating to support these important community-building events.

This year’s Bay Area Youth Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 19, 5pm – 8pm, at Nile Hall in Oakland’s Preservation Park.

Get involved by signing up below or making a monetary contribution to our Holiday Housewarming Campaign!

If you have any questions regarding volunteering or donating, please contact Lauren Chiarulli at

Plan to do your shopping online and can’t drop your gifts off in person? You can ship to:

First Place for Youth
Attn: Lauren Chiarulli
426 17th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612

And don’t forget, when you shop using Amazon Smile and choose First Place for Youth as your cause, Amazon will make a donation!

Holiday Party Volunteers

Gift Items