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Give in Kind & Holiday Giving


In-Kind donations received throughout the calendar year help Side by Side deliver the highest quality services to youth and families in schools, communities, and homes. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about donating gift cards, furniture for our transitional housing program, vehicles, or professional services. 

Gift cards to the following retail outlets are especially appreciated as they allow us to purchase kitchen and home items for our transitional housing program, incentivize youth participating in our YouThrive early intervention program, or purchase art supplies for our community drop-in centers: 


Each holiday season, Side By Side partners with schools, organizations, and businesses throughout the Bay Area to help fulfill Wish Lists for the clients that we serve. Many of our clients are from low-income families or are former foster youth living on their own with limited resources. Side By Side hopes to brighten our young people’s holiday season by ensuring that each has a present to unwrap.

Do want to make a wish come true this holiday season? There’s still time. Contact the Side By Side Development Department ( to find out how your school or organization can help fulfill holiday wishes for our clients served in Alameda, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties.

Also, this year, we have partnered again with the Marin Country Mart to decorate their tree with Side By Side gift tags. Stop by Marin Country Mart, shop, eat, and choose a gift tag from their giving tree representing a gift for one of our Bay Area youth. Then shop for your gift at the Mart or elsewhere and bring it back to the Mart’s Post Office unwrapped with the gift tag attached. Side By Side will make sure it gets to the youth you selected. Youth also request Amazon gift cards. You will find those at the Mart’s Post Office or, of course, online at our Amazon Wish List.

Marin Country Mart Giving Tree Details: