Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adopt a Family for the Holidays


Adopt a Family for the Holidays!

                                    updated 11/29/2012
**** Please note:  We will be adding victims of Hurricane Sandy to the spotlight family tab, which is located on the home page of

Teach your children the gift of giving this year! allows you to make giving a more personal experience.

For the last 3 years we have been able to help so many families provide gifts for their children.  So many people are unable to afford food let alone gifts for their children.
The best part about this program is that you can meet the family that you want to help.  It makes the gift of giving so much more personal and fulfilling when you get to see the face of the person you are helping. 
I will be posting the families that have asked for Assistance for the Holidays. Please feel free to contact them directly by email or you can contact me with questions.
updated 11/28/2012 - will be updated daily

Location:  Fullerton

Nicole:  8  y/o girl: needs clothes - daughter has some learning disabilities and sensory processing problems and can only wear certain materials.  It would be helpful to have Target or Walmart gift card so she can pick out clothes.  She loves books, and music, itunes gift card, cheap kids guitar.

Elizabeth - 16 y/o girl:   itunes gift card or any gift card (charlotte russe or forever 21 or Target) even in a small amount.  she is a woman's size small and is a dancer.

Garett: 14 y/o boy:  gift cards especially itunes or a skateboard shop.  he is a size men's small but does not like plaid or striped clothing.  He is a wrestler and baseball player. 


Location: Buena Park

would like food for Christmas, Lego's for the 3 boys, Lego people needed,, toys, clothes

Location: Long Beach

Sarah:  18 y/o girl:  likes gift cards for food like McDonald's, Burger King and Carl's.  Likes toy cars and hot wheels, fisher price doll house accessories, Cliffords First Christmas book, Santa Buddies DVD.  

Victoria:  20 y/o girl:  Also likes food gift cards and clothes

Eimer Family:
location:  hisperia

~11yrs old- Size 10 slim clothes, shoes size 3....she loves anything for her age group, loves accessories, would like new boots Ugg type not brand though LOL...Likes Justin Bieber, music, dancing. She could use & would love some warm clothes & pj's, slippers,- It gets cold up here!!! She Likes books. She's very easy, loves everything.

~6yrs old- Size 5-6 clothes, shoe size 11....she loves anything to do with animals. She loves Disney characters. Anything sparkly & girlie. Loves dolls/babies. She loves to draw & color!!! She would like some warm boots. Warm Pj's, slippers- clothes...anything. She is happy with anything :)

~3yrs old- size 3t-4t clothes, shoe size 7.....She loves babies/dolls, Disney princess items. Loves to color. Anything for her age group. She could use winter clothing, new warm boots, pjs, slippers.

~5yrs old- Size 6 in clothes. Size 11 in shoes. He loves anything Boys Disney characters, spiderman, Loves to draw color, is getting more into reading books and learning books. Loves to build legos. Cars. Could use warm clothing, pjs, robe, slippers. Would like waterproof rubber rain boots those easy slip on ones.

~4yrs old- Size 5t in clothes. Size 10 in shoes. He loves anything to do with Boys Disney, sports or tools. Loves to draw and build legos or play with toy tools. Loves cars. He could use warm clothes, pj's, robes, slippers. He would like waterproof rubber rain boots those easy slip on ones.

  Edward:  16 y/o boy
Edward is currently in foster care in Orange, CA
size:  men's medium shirts and hoodies, size 33/33 in jeans/pants
size 10.5 shoe
needs and wants a music player
loves:  music, fishing
needs clothes, shoes etc.
***  He said he really wants Walmart Gift cards to buy fishing supplies
Summer:  14 year old girl
Currently in foster care in Orange, CA
Size:  medium junior/women's, size 5 skinny jeans
shoe size 7
would like fake uggs
loves:  music, clothes, make-up
Would love Target gift card or itunes cards

Location: Huntington Beach

Cazyn:  6 y/o boy:  marvel heroes, dvds hoodie size 7/8

Krytnni:  14 y/o girl:  slippers size 9, anything blue and a pokemon black game 4 her DS, Junior size 3/5

CJ:  17 y/o boy:  loves sports (mavericks, redsox, ravens), loves men shower products, clothing XXLarge and shoe size 12
Vegas (will be in Orange County on December 24th)
Giovanni age 3yrs
clothing and sock size 4T
shoe size 9

Penelope age 2
clothing size 2T
shoe size 7

Reese Family
Location:  Anaheim

9 year old girl:  6 slim paints, 7/8 shirts, 13.5 shoes
Likes Lollaloopsy , webkinz, pillow pets
3 year old:  4T pants, shirts, 8.5-9 shoes
likes Lollaloopsy, barbies and baby dolls

14 y/o boy:  1he needs clothes:  shirt size men's small and  shoes are 11 1/2 men's he likes to skatebord,  his pants are hard cause he is skinny and tall so gift cards for clothing stores would be great
Rhodes Family
location:  Orange, CA
Darrin:  age 11 months size 18-24 months shoes size 6-8winter clothes and baby blankets
cups and he loves Elmo

Maryanne:  age 2 size 4t shoe size 8 winter clothes needed she like puppy's n baby dolls n Chocha trains Baby blankets and sheets

Jacksyn:  age 4 Boy size 5t-6t shoes size 12 need s socks underwear and winter clothes he loves Lego batman an d action figures and transformers

Jaclynn:  age 10 size 12/14 size 4 1/2 shoe need jacket winter clothing and underwear loves hello kitty an scar booking 

Location: Orange, CA

Boy:  Isaiah Martinez: 4 y/o
needs tennis shoes size 9, pants size 4T, backpack, crayons, lunch box, water bottle, pencil case, abc flash cards

Boy:  Josiah Martinez:  4 months old
needs:  councer seat, diapers size 3, diaper bag, diaper pail, monitor, Rear facing car seat, sing and or baby jumper.

Location:  Westminster

Lukas: 15 y/o boy:
likes legos, gift cards for Barnes and noble or walmart or target gift certificate for clothes. 

LOCATION:  Garden Grove

 Boys clothes 10/12, shoes 6, Legos halo, football loves rams,vans
Boys clothes  8,shoes 1 1/2,angry birds, Lego,vans
Girls clothes 4,shoes 8,dolls, doll stroller, kitchen,play food,grocery cart,books,Barbies
Grocery ,target gift card,pull-ups girls 2/3,goodnites small,

Munguia Family - Huntington Beach
Hailey: 13 y/o girl: clothes jrs size skinny jeans size 7, tops medium size, shoes size 9, make up, hair straightener, hair curler, jewelry, earrings, purse, nail polish. Forever 21 or wetseal gift card

Ashley: 11 y/o girl: clothes size 16, no jeans, loves skirts, shoes size 9, gift card to justice, earrings, journey girl dolls and accessories,

Iseah: 8 year old boy: clothes size 10, shoes size 6, ds or wii games, hulk , Lego's, angry birds, soccer, monster trucks

Elijah: 4 y/o boy: clothes size 5, shoes size 11, marvel super heroes, hot wheels, monster trucks.
socks for everyone, winter sweaters.

Reminder:  We can help families all year long! 
Just go to

Click: I want to help a family

Pick a family near you that you can pass on items that your children have outgrown.  

Questions??? email me at

Let's help one family at a time!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Adopt a Family for The Holidays - 2011

Adopt a family 2011

Will update list weekly

updated 12/13

Thank you!!!!!

Kelly Family

Location: Huntington Beach

single mom (husband passed away a couple years ago) leaving two sons

Jaden 8 y/o boy: Loves Legos, needs size small boxers 6/8, Wii Games
Kyland: 17 y/o boy: needs a shaving set and mens small size boxers, needs a bike - ok if used


Location: Placentia, Ca

Single mom with two boys with Autism

Boys aged 3 and 4

Burchett Family

Location: San Pedro

Single dad with 5 children

All of the children need and want clothes
jewels (5 y/o girl) size 5/6
Noble (8) Likes action figures and baseball
Samantha (10 y/o girl) size 10 or girls large
Echo (15 y/o girl) size 1 juniors
Lauren (17 y/o girl) size 3 juniors

Edward : 15 y/o Foster boy : EDWARD was adopted -

Thank you:)

Eimer Family:
Location: Fountain Valley

They are a really nice family with 5 children. The mother lost her job almost two years ago and the father is in construction so he hasn't had much work. I

Here is some info on each child and what they like:

Hailey 10~ Loves anything Justin Bieber. Anything for her age group she is into everything pre teen. She is a size 10 in clothing/PJ. She is a size 3 in shoes. Shed love a pair of those warm fuzzy boots

Ariyah 5~ Loves animals, Disney's princesses & mermaid. She is a size 5t in clothing/PJ's. She is a size 8 in shoes, shed also really love a pair of those warm fuzzy boots.

Dredyn 4~ He LOVES anything from the Disney cars movie. He likes toy story as well. He is a size 5t in clothing/PJ's. He is a size 9 in shoes.

Kyden 3~ He LOVES anything from the Disney cars movie. He likes toy story as well. He is a size 4t in clothing/PJ's. He is a size 7 in shoes.

Keyra 2~ She loves baby dolls and accessories to put the babies into. She is a size 2t in clothing/ PJ's. She is a size 5 in shoes. Shed also love a pair of those warm fuzzy boots.

* All the kids could use a pair of slippers. They've also loved when they see the pillow pets in the stores.

Location: Huntington Beach
Single mom with 4 children

Ashley: 9 y/o girl: likes: Play kitchen food, dishes, pretend pots & pans, baby alive accessories, clothing size 12-14 or XL girls.

Hailey: 12 y/o girl: likes: twilight stuff, jewelry for teens, crafts, purse, Toms shoes size 8 women’s. Clothing: junior size small or junior size 1-3

Elijah – 3 y/o boy: Likes: Mario Bros, cars, balls, Mario Bros, cars, balls, monster trucks, Batman, Spiderman, any boys toys. Clothing size: 4T

Iseah – 8 y/o boy: Likes: Toys: Mario Bros, Cars, Balls, monster truck, Batman, Spiderman, and boys toys

Walrath Family
Location: Hermosa Beach
Single mom to a 8 y/o boy

Anything for Christmas for her 8 y/o boy

Likes wii games


Lexxie: 4 years old Size 5t
· Needs: Jacket for winter, leggings, socks, long sleeved shirts. shoes (size 11),
· Likes: Disney princess (Ariel is her favorite), board games, Barbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Monster High dolls, dress up costumes

Maxx: 18 months old Size 2t
· Needs; Diapers size 4,jacket for winter, jeans, socks, shoes (size 6)
· Likes: Trucks, cars, trains, dinosaurs, puzzles

· Due 12/29/11 (csection will be before xmas)
· Size: Newborn, 0-3 months, 3 months
· Needs: all kinds of clothes, we have very minimal stuff, size 1 diapers, vibrator seat, portable swing
**We desperately need a double stroller for Maxx and Roxxie, he is a runner and it is not safe to have him walk yet in public places.

Dilworth Family
Young couple, mother lost her job right after the baby was born
Location: Anaheim

Giovanni: age 2 1/2 likes music, reading, cars, mario,lion king,Mickey mouse

Penelope 12 months likes light up stuff, musical, babys, things she can put in her mouth

Johnny 17 yrs likes music,art drawing,hes into his hair, clothes, cologne, weird teenage stuff lol

Hillyer FAMILY
Single mother with 4 boys
Location: Anaheim

ETHAN 11: clothing size 10/12 shoe size 4
ELY 9: clothing size 9/10 shoe size 3
ERIC 7: clothing size 7/8 shoe size 3
ANGEL 1: size 12/18 months, shoe size 1

Martinez Family
Stuggling family
Location: Santa Ana

Isaiah N Martinez: Age, 2 years 1/2

He likes all kind of balls, music toys, colors and coloring books.
He needs clothes for a 3T, sweaters, pants, Pj, shoes size 6-7.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Orange County Families that need help

BACK to School Drive:

I have a few local families (orange County) that really need your help! If you have any of the sizes below please contact me at

Will continue to update so please check back

Girls size 12
Girls size 14
Girls Junior medium tops
Girls Junior 8 Tall paints
Boys size 8
Boys 3-4T
Diapers size 6 or pull ups
Girls shoes size 5 & 7
Boys shoes 5 youth
boys shoes 10 toddler
Women's: 16 or L/XL, size 11 shoe
All: school supplies, back packs, gift cards


Girl Size 10 or large in children's, shoe size 3
Girl: size 5t, shoe size 10
Boy: size 4T, shoe size 10
Boy: size 3T shoe size 8
Girl: size 2T, shoe size 6
diapers size 4 & 6
PJ's for all

Girl: size 5t all clothes, jacks etc
Boys: size 2T
size 4/5 diapers
NEW Baby Girl: due late December: clothes 0-6 months, newborn diapers, wipes
double stroller

Boys: size 10 tops & paints
any toys

Juniors Size 1 & 3
Junior size medium tops

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Adopt A Family Program

Melissa: Garden Grove
Jay 16 y/o boy
Alex: 15 y/o boy
Willie: 8 y/o boy size 10/12
Troy 7 y/o boy size 10/12
Kizzie: Anaheim
11 y/o girl: brats, icarly, and coloring
10 y/o girl: Tinkerbell and fairies
4 y/o boy: loves thomas the train or movies

Munguia Family - Huntington Beach
Hailey: 11 y/o girl: loves to sing/dance, take pictures. clothes size 12
Ashley: 9 y/o girl: baby alive clothes/food/diapers. Playfood. clothes size 12
Kendra: 13 y/o girl: books, music. size 7 juniors
Iseah: 6 y/o boy - likes transformers, spiderman, Mario bros, ds games, hot wheesl
Elijah: 2 y/o boy - likes ride on toys, spiderman, batman, toy story

Venessa - Huntington Beach
Jaden: 7 y/o boy - size 6/7 shirts or small in boys, pants 5-6 - likes legos, star wars, knight
Kyland: 16 y/o boy - size medium/large mens shirts and pants 32x30: likes dickies pants, mens socks

Marisol - Huntington Beach
Jarid: 4 y/o boy
Hector: 6 y/o boy
Herman 8 y/o boy
Victor: 14 y/o boy
Gersin: 17 y/o boy

Lisa: Westminster
Lukas 12 y/o boy: likes books: Garfield, inkdeath, inkheart, beatles music, gorillaz (CD), monty python's flying circus (DVD). Legos: starwars, atlantis, indiana jones and toy story
clothes: size 13 regular youth

Gio: 18 month boy - size 2T
new baby girl due in a couple weeks

Yadira: Santa Ana
Andrew: 13 y/o boy (shoe size 7.5, pants 32)
Steven: 9 y/o boy (shoe size 3.5, pants 14-16)
Damian: 5 y/o boy (shoe size 11, pants size 5T)

Mariza: Santa Ana
18 month boy: size 2T

Alderman Family - Dana Point
16 y/o girl: clothes adult jeans size 9/10, shoe size 5
13 y/o boy: size 16 paints, shirts/jackets size 16-18, mens shoes size 10

Ruth: Mission Viejo
Angelique: 18 y/o female with 6 month baby girl
Theresa: 16 y/o girl
Leeza: 14 y/o girl
Michael: 11 y/o boy
Tiffany: 9 y/o girl
Elijah: 8 y/o boy
Daniel: 6 y/o boy
Isabella: 3 y/o girl
Paul: 2 y/o boy

Brad & Wendy: Santa Ana
Emma: 5 y/o girl (5T)
Meagan: 6 y/o girl (6T)
Mya: 10 y/o girl: tops girls large, pants size 12-14
Ryan: 11 y/o boy: boys L or XL, pants size 14
Glen: 17 y/o boy: mens med, pants 29/30
also need school uniforms

Rayanne: Anaheim
Eric: 6 y/o boy
Ely: 10 y/o boy
Newborn baby boy

Chloe: La Habra
diapers size 3 or 4, baby wipes, pushcart for learning, 18 month clothes

Vicki: Fullerton
Elizabeth 14 y/o girl
Garett: 12 y/o boy
Nicole: 6 y/o girl

Linda: Los angeles
Anthony: 10 y/o boy: legos, starwars, clothes, books
Christian: 15 y/o boy: Legos, clothes
Monique: 16 y/o girl: clothes, books, music

Irma: Montclair
Diapers size 4, baby wipes, size 2T clothes and up, shoes size 4, toys, food, cleaning supplies, toaster oven

Bryant Family: Canyon Country
Robert 17 y/o boy: size 32x34 pants, large shirts
Matthew: 14 y/o boy: size 32x34 paints, large shirts
Abby 12 y/o girl: size 12/14 paints and 14 shirts
Emylie: 12 y/o girl: size 12 pants and 12 shirts
Jacob: 9 y/o boy: size 12
Camryn: 1 y/o girl: size 18 mon pants and 2T shirts
used xbox, unicycle, wood box with lock, skinny jeans, pogo stick, Sorry Spin game, Rubix slide or a Fushigi
Diane & Bob - Huntington Beach
Jaylynn: 3 y/o girl
Size 5-6 clothing, size 12-13 shoes. She needs clothes, warm PJ's, and she would love a pretend kitchen. Also any type of pantry food is appreciated
Jay: 16 y/o boy
Alex: 15 y/o boy
Willie: 8 y/o boy - size med 10/12
Troy: 7 y/o boy size med 10/12

Monday, November 22, 2010

Adopt a Family this Holiday!

Adopt a Family for the Holidays!

Teach your children the gift of giving this year! The site allows you to make giving a more personal experience.
Click: I want to help a family
send them an email
Ask if you could help them with an small item that would put a smile on their childs face:)
You can make direct contact or email me if you would like help.
Let me know what family you are considering helping so we can spread the help among many families.
Because helpneighbors has teamed up with HPSWAP & Catalyst - we can provide a tax-deductible receipt!
Questions??? email me at
Let's help one family at a time!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Items needed for Aug. 15th BACK TO SCHOOL

Helpneighbors Event: August 15th - 11:00-1PM
Where: Westminster, CA
Purpose: Donation Drive & SWAP Event

I have asked the families registered on to provide a list of items they need. If you have any of these items that are in good condition (or have friends) - please let me know!

If you can't attend the Event - We can arrange a drop off time or I can connect you directly with the family. You can contact me at

This List will be updated as additional info is provided - please check back:)

We are in need of ANY school supplies as long as they are still in good condition.

ADDED: 8/5:

Girls: 3T
Boys: 6 -12 months
Diapers: size 5 & size 2/3
Toys for both

most in need of:
Girls: size 8, shoe size 13-1, school supplies
Girl: 1 y/o: clothes, diapers size 4 and pull ups, shoe size 2-3
Also need:
Girls: size 4
boy size: 3
boy size: 2

BOYS SIZE 12 jeans/pants
Boys 12 shirts

Boys size 8 - all clothes
Boys size 6 - all clothes
Boys size 4 - all
Mens Medium clothes
Mens Large clothes

Boys size 3T
shoe size boys 6.5-7
Size 5 diapers

Boys clothes 6-7
boy shoes 13
1st grade school supplies

5-6 diapers (boys)
diaper wipes
Juniors jeans size 5/6 long
women size shoes 4.5-5
Womens size shoes 10
girls size 12
Boys 2-3T clothes
boys shoe size 6
boys size 8
boys shoes 2.5
Soccer cleats: girls 4.5-5
boys 2.5-3
* would really appreciate any help with school supplies

Girls size 8
boys size 12

size 16 girls
size 8 boys
XL mens shirts
40 waist paints

1 year old boy
outside swing
small swimming pool

Girls size 4-5 (6 if they run small)
girls shoes: 11-12
size 5 panties
Boxed and Canned food

Girls size 6-8
Girls shoes: 11.5
Girls shoes: 13
small computer desk
Anything for school or learning items
Adult womens: size 18-20
Mens dress shirts XL
Mensdress pants size 40

Added: 8/3

Girls - size 2T
Boys: size 10

Boys: 5/6 pants, 6/7 shirts
Mens jeant/pants 30/30, Large Mens shirts

REMEMBER: We will also be having a SWAP event hosted by www.HPSwap.COM
Bring an item and take an item "SWAP" - for full details on the swap, please contact