November-December Family to Family Holiday Giving Program

    Due to COVID-19, our Family to Family Holiday Giving Program will look different than years past. In the past, CALM has identified the families we serve who could use the extra support and coordinated with staff to determine each particular family’s needs, then asked our generous supporters to shop for them.

    This year, to limit the foot traffic in our offices, we are not providing shopping lists and asking gifts to be wrapped and hand delivered. But the intent behind the program remains, and CALM families need your support and well wishes now more than ever. We know this year will be far more stressful for many of our families, with additional economic and health concerns.

    Here are a few ways to help this holiday season: 

    • Purchase a gift card(s) ranging from $25-$200 to go directly to a CALM family in need. Gift cards will be distributed to families throughout the County. Suggested gift cards: Target, Walmart, Costco, Amazon, grocery stores and gas gift cards, or support local businesses!
    • Make a donation to the program for staff to purchase gift cards for CALM families.
    • Shop our CALM Amazon Wish List.

    Please mail gift cards to:

    South County:
    Attn: Michelle Reiter/Family to Family
    1236 Chapala Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    North County:
    Attn: Shannon Elliott/Family to Family
    210 E Enos Dr, #A
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    Please send gift cards to the designated CALM office by Friday, December 4. While we won’t be able to share your matching family’s information before your donation, we’ll be following up with any personal details we can and thank you cards.

    For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact South County Coordinator Michelle Reiter at or North County Coordinator Shannon Elliott at