The holiday season is in full swing. We are just days away from Christmas morning and the joy of watching our children open gifts. Unfortunately, some of our Next Move families will not share that same experience. We have 19 families that would benefit from your “adoption” this Christmas. Our families range from single moms and dads with one child to multiple children; we have babies, tweens and teens that need our help. We are asking for new gifts, wrapped and labeled with the child’s name. We are accepting gifts until December 19th at Next Move, 2925 34th Street, Sacramento.

To adopt one of our families this holiday season, see our list of families available for adoption, email Amber with your first choice and backup choice of families you’d like to adopt, get confirmation about which family you will have, then shop, shop, shop, using the list we will provide as a guide for interest and general needs of each household/child.

When you have completed your shopping, please:

  1. Wrap each child’s gifts
  2. Label each individual gift with the child’s name and Family ID# (example OM-29 Sadie).
  3. To ensure all gifts get to the correct household, please BAG and secure your gifts into large bags with the Family ID# (including the Parent’s name) REMEMBER: kid’s name and family ID# on the gift;  family ID# and parent name of the large bag that has all the kids’ gifts inside.
  4. Schedule a Drop-Off: Please email  or call 916-454-2120 x 302 to schedule.
  5. If you have a group in which individuals would like to have a donation acknowledgment form for their contribution, please have them fill out this form and return it on the drop-off day.  We will sign it and make a copy of the completed receipt.   For business/corporate groups, please fill out the form as well.

For more information, to sign up, or if you have questions, please contact:

Amber Pickens, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Robynne Rose-Haymer, Director Organizational Development

Click here for a list of families available for adoption.