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As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple through our communities and into our holiday season, we hope to have your additional support for our Holiday Wishes program. Many of our clients and their families have been hit hard by the pandemic and the fires and holiday gifts will put an additional strain on the family budget. Side by Side endeavors to brighten our young people’s holiday season by ensuring that each has a present to unwrap.

Want to make a holiday wish come true? The following businesses have generously offered to showcase our clients’ holiday wish lists – stop in (or log in) during the indicated time frames to fulfill one or more wishes! Please return all gifts by 12/13.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
In-store purchase or visit their online Giving Tree: 
Available 10/16 – 12/13

Marin Country Mart
Holiday Tree at the Trading Post
2003 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur
Available 12/3 – 12/24

Zocalo Coffeehouse
645 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro
Available 11/15 – 12/13

Sonoma County Secret Santa
Visit to see a list of participating businesses or “Adopt a Heart” online
Available 11/1 – 12/24

Amazon Wishlist
Supports SBS’s Real Alternatives program
Available 11/11 – 12/11

We are grateful to Kids Bike Lane, Mill Valley Middle School, and Temple Beth Sholom in San Leandro for privately supporting our holiday giving program.

Questions or want to participate in the holiday giving program next year? Contact Patty Lufrano at or at 707-888-1809.


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:

  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Ross
  • Michaels