Our Calendar

Visit our calendar periodically to keep up-to-date with new events and activities. Haven of Hope hosts fundraisers throughout the year that you won’t want to miss. We also post special events and celebrations in our calendar that may interest you.

Annual Spirit of Giving Celebration
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Dear Friends:
With the holidays quickly approaching, we find ourselves overcome with excitement as we anticipate celebrating the holidays with many of our children who have never experienced the joy that many of us associate with the holiday season. We would like to request the help of our community to ensure this holiday season is a memorable one for our children. Since 1998, our non-profit organization, Haven of Hope, has provided residential care for foster youth who have entered the Social Service system as a result of abuse or neglect. Our team provides a safe, home-like environment for (12) youth, ages 12 through 17. Haven of Hope also provides transitional support services and affordable housing to (13) former foster youth, ages 18-21. It is our hope that, with your help, we can give our children and former foster youth the Christmas that many of them have only dreamed of.

Please accept our invitation to make a difference this holiday season by participating in our “Adopt a Child for Christmas” program. The following pages are the wish lists for our amazing youth. Your help and donations enable us to do so much more for our children at Christmas and throughout the year. You can participate simply by purchasing a gift from our wish list, mailing in a tax-deductible donation or using the PayPal feature on our website. We will gladly provide you with a receipt for your records. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

You are also invited to join us on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 2769 Valencia Road in Aptos, CA. as we present our children with their gifts from you and thank those who have generously donated.
Happy Holidays,

Davina Polanco, Executive Director



Hi, my name is SR and I am 13 years old. I really like Jordan shoes, makeup, fun hair products, and nice wigs! I like shopping, playing with makeup, and doing arts and crafts. Slime and fidget toys really help me calm down. I like shopping on Amazon, eBay, at Champs, and at Foot Locker. I also really like Ulta! Thanks for thinking of me this Holiday season!

Hi, my name is NL. I am 13 years old and I love to dance and sing and swim. The things I would like for Christmas is Littlest Pet Shop. I would also like Monster High Dolls, especially Clawdeen the Werewolf, Toralei the cat, and Venus McFlytrap (the green plant girl). Last but not least…SLIME! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Hello, my name is JJ and I am 15 years old! I really enjoy basketball and cutting hair. I want to be a barber some day! I really like practicing on hair mannequins. I would really like a fine spray mist bottle, gel hair products, a flat top guide comb, or a used electric guitar for the holidays! Any gift cards would be amazing too! I like shopping on Amazon, at Target, and at Sally’s Beauty Supply. Thank you so much!

Hi, I’m KV and I am 17 years old! I really like taking pictures, art and shopping! It would be amazing to receive a gift card to Amazon or a Visa gift card.  I would also love a cat popsocket. Any Bluetooth or noise canceling headphones would really help me in times of stress. I am planning on going to college soon and it would be amazing to have a laptop, but any gift cards towards that goal would really help! Thanks for thinking of me this holiday season!

Hi, my name is TS and I am 16 years old. I really enjoy fashion and shopping. I like shopping at Ulta, Target, Starbucks, Victoria’s Secret, and getting treats at Dairy Queen! I would also really appreciate a Visa gift card that I could use anywhere.  I’m a size 8 in shoes and would really like black and yellow checkered vans or black and white! I’d also like a skateboard, makeup sponges, new makeup brushes, a nice hair straightener, or black and white Adidas joggers in size medium. I like jewelry like bracelets and gold and silver rings. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter!

Hello, my name is YR and I am 15 and a half years old. I really like cooking, shopping, and love John Steinbeck! I like shopping at Safeway, Vans, Bath and Bodyworks, and Marshalls. A Visa gift card would also be cool because I could use it anywhere. I love doing art and always appreciate more supplies! I really like Crayola Twistable colored pencils. I would also really like a hydroflask, baking supplies, and a huge teddy bear! Thanks for reading this! Happy Holidays!

Hi, my name is CM and I am 16 years old. I would like Bluetooth headphones so I can use when I am feeling stressed, or headphones made for sleeping in! I really enjoy makeup and shopping. I would love a Visa, Amazon, or Target gift card to use for clothes or treats! Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you have a great Christmas. Love CM

Hi my name is JW. I am 16 years old. My favorite show is Rick and Morty. I love music and artists including Lil Peep, Mac Miller and Eminem. My favorite color is black. Some things I would like for Christmas are: *Black Doc Martens size 7; Visa pre-paid gift cards; Marilyn Monroe wall poster; Pajama pants (LG) Thank you!

Hi! I’m AH! I’m 15 and I’m a sophomore. I’m really into sports and I love shoes! (Mostly vans even though I don’t have any. I’m a size 9.5.) I really like eating and exercise and fashion! Yay! 🙂 My favorite t.v. show is The Office or Parks and Rec and Arrested Development. I would love any of the below for Christmas: Classic Black vans (low top) old skool size 9.0 or 9.5; Nike AIR FORCE 1’s (white) size 9.0 or 9.5; Visa Prepaid gift card; a Skateboard; 32 oz wide mouth hydroflask (frost); Soccer Ball; Badminton set; Flannel PJ pants size 7 yellow/black or red/black. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

Hi my name is AG. I am 16 years old. What I like to do for fun is dance, skateboard, and crafting and baking projects. What I would love for Christmas is: Visa gift cards so I can buy things for my room, an amazon gift card, bath and bodyworks gift cards, target gift cards, cinelux movie theater tickets so I can go to the movies with my friends. I would also like a black penny board, (it is like a skateboard but smaller), a polaroid camera, Bath Bombs and Face masks for self-care, anything Justin Bieber! A cd player, makeup and aqua beads kits. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!!

Hi, my name is VE. I like to hang out with my friends, listen to music, and watch movies. For Christmas I would love gift cards to some stores like Target, Ross, Kohl’s, and art stores. I like listening to my music so an iTunes gift card would be great. I love doing arts and crafts and would love any art supplies or a gift card or a sketchbook. I like playing basketball and soccer and love drawing. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness this Christmas and I hope you have a great holiday!

Hi, my name is MM. For Christmas, I would be very happy if I were to get gift cards. Some stores I love to go shopping at are: Ross, Forever 21 and Target. I also very much like board games, makeup, music and animals (especially dogs)! Thank you so much and Happy Christmas!