General Information

Request email notification when page changes Email me page updates

jThe Orange County Department of Social Services' Holiday Program is comprised of the Share Your Holiday program and the Orange County Toy Chest.  In the Share Your Holiday program, individuals, families or groups provide sponsorships for a child, a sibling group or an elderly or disabled adult.  Sponsors are matched and are provided with a wish list that includes clothing sizes, color preferences, and desired toys/gifts.  The Orange County Toy Chest provides an opportunity for parents who are not served in other holiday programs to select two to three gifts per child to supplement their holiday purchases.  Parents can be referred from Social Services, churches, and other agencies that serve low-income families.  Social Services has developed a database with cross-referencing capabilities to reduce duplication among agency referrals.

We invite you to participate in the Annual Holiday Program in any of the following ways:

Sponsor a Senior or Disabled Adult

Sponsor either a senior 65 and older or a disabled adult for the holidays.

Sponsor a Child or Family

Sponsor by furnishing gifts and/or gift certificates for a needy child or family.

Contribute to the Toy Chest

Purchase new toys to be included in the Toy Chest

Make a Financial Donation

Financial donations to the Holiday Program in any amount are greatly appreciated.

Provide Food Donations

Contribute non-perishable food items and/or grocery store gift cards.


There are many opportunities to volunteer your time.