Friendly Center

(714) 771-5300

Holiday Events

It truly is the most wonderful time of year here at Friendly Center.

We are blessed to see so many people come together for a common purpose of reaching out to those in need during this time of year. Help us spread hope and joy this season.

Turkey Basket Drive
Giving hope during the season of thanksgiving.

We collect "Turkey Baskets" from you that contain all the food for a family of 4 - 6 to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for themselves at home. We then distribute them to families that come line up later that day to recieve. It's wonderful way to give during a season of thanks.

Help us reach our goal of 500 baskets!

Help us raise 100 toys in 1 day

Every year we distribute toys to over 1,000 kids in Orange County. We want to reserve #GivingTuesday as a day to raise 100 toys in 1 day through Amazon orders..

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

More info here

Toy & Food Drives
Drives that touch lives this season

Host a Toy or Food Drive at your work, church, school, or service club.

Toys should be at least a $15 value, unwrapped.

Non-perishable foods only.

Holiday Drives


Adopt a Family
Give to Struggling families on a personal Level and adopt one for the holidays.

Receive a wishlist for one of our most needy of families and truly impact their lives. Let us know what size family is on your heart this season and we will provide a wishlist that will match as soon as possible.

Great for groups, offices, or churches to join together and adopt a family.


Limited number of families to adopt each year.


Adopter sign-ups begin



Drop-off day


Call (714) 769-8869 to adopt



Holiday Outreach

Volunteer To directly serve the families we help.

Volunteers at one of our holiday distribution events. On these days we distribute the toys and food that have been collected to 1,000 families.

We also look for groups that can host their own craft table for the children in attendance. A fun way to work hands on with needy kids in the communities we serve.

Sign-ups begin Nov. 1st





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