Friends & Helpers 24th Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program

November 13, 2018

Kevin's wife Melissa, founder of Friends & Helpers, stopped by The Kevin & Bean Show last week to talk about the charity's annual Adopt-A-Family program which is now in its 24th year. One of the ways you can contribute this holiday season is by making a financial donation or attending one of the donation events below. Listen to the clip below to learn more about the charity and how you can help!

Friends & Helpers' goal is to provide support, education and encouragement for domestic abuse victims who have fled to a shelter or group home for safety. All of whom are trying to help themselves out of a violent, hurtful situation by receiving counseling, job training, financial planning and life skills.


  • November 30, 2018 | Sunflower / Arrow Alternative School | 1505 S Sunflower Glendora, 91740 | 4:00pm -8:00 pm
  • December 1, 2018 | Goodman in Irvine | 18201 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1170 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 2, 2018 | Galpin Ford | 15505 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91343 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers wanted and welcomed! No need to register.


The Friends & Helpers holiday program is underway to help thousands of people living in local shelters enjoy a happy holiday. With your help, we will provide gifts for each family member, stockings filled to the brim for the children, gift cards for food, and everyday needed items.

Adopt a family gift donation: Let us know the size of the family(s) you would like to adopt, and we’ll send you a family’s wish list of items to shop for. Gifts must be UNWRAPPED and dropped off at the event locations.

Adopt a Stocking: A $25 donation will provide a child or teen with a stocking filled with goodies and a gift card.

Adopt a Women’s Bag: A $25 donation to complete our women’s bags with toiletries, feminine products, dental hygiene products, etc.

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Donate everyday necessities:

  • Gift cards for grocery stores, retailers (Target, Sephora, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Trader Joes, etc.), or restaurants.
  • New toys for children of all ages  (0 – 18)
  • Items for teens, such as movie tickets, art supplies, and sports equipment.

You do not need to register for the event – just show up with your friends and family!

All Events are RAIN OR SHINE