Current Gift~Away Events

Current Gift~Away Events

We are hoping to serve over 80 children in care and their families for a fun-filled Spring event! We are seeking donations and volunteers to help us serve families with much needed donations and for a fun-family bonding experience.
Will you join us?

Donation Drive

Spring Baskets: Please no chocolate
Age 0-3: toys, no choking hazards, book, small stuffy
Age 4-8: toys, book, small stuffy, filled eggs with small toys/stickers/candy
Age 9-11: toys, book, filled eggs with toys/stickers/candy (no chocolate)

Filled Eggs for the Egg Hunts (no chocolate)
Age 0-3:
eggs filled with no choking hazards
Age 4-8: eggs filled with toys/candy
Age 9-11: eggs filled with toys/candy/coins


Seeking also donations of:
* Teen Items
* Art Supplies * Summer activities * Personal Care Items * Household & Cleaning Products *

How To Donate:

  • Drop off donations Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm or by appointment.
  • Order from our Amazon wish-list:
  • Purchase items from another store and set-up delivery to our officeDelivery address:
    Kids & Families Together
    Att: RFS
    864 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, Ca. 93001

Help us Prepare and at our Spring Fling Gift~Away Event!

To Volunteer:
Create a profile on our volunteer portal with Volunteer Ventura County United Way and then sign-up to volunteer under Kids & Families Together-view needs.

Click here to volunteer: Sign up to volunteer

United Way will let you know when other volunteer needs are posted.

You will also be added to our volunteer email list and text messaging. 


Thank you for your support!

For more information contact:
Jeni Futvoye, Community Resource Manager
(805)-940-6323,, or
Carrie McAuliffe Sandoval, Heart 2 Heart Co-Founder/Manager
(805) 635-6437,

Highlights from our Share the Love Event 2024

Saturday, February 17th

For foster/resource, kinship, adoptive, and birth families receiving services from Kids & Families Together

We had a wonderful Saturday serving 20 families at our Share the Love Gift~Away 2024!

 Enjoy the pictures from our event:

The weather cooperated with us early Saturday morning so we could serve as many families as possible with cold-weather clothing, rain gear, household goods, shoes, toiletries, toys, food and more! Due to our generous donors, we were able to hold a drawing for br­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­and new skateboards, bikes and mattresses.

Our highlight of the day was getting the children and youth involved with the mural project currently being created by artist, Lynne Okun, at our KFT offices. A special thank you to her and her devoted co-creators, Katina and Dain. This project is being funded by 100 Women Who Care Ventura County. The children and youth seemed very happy to add their artwork to the mural. They’ve now poured a part of themselves into the lasting legacy of KFT.

Our Heart 2 Heart events strive to create safe and positive experiences for the entire caregiving family.
We are grateful for those who chose spending their morning with us and working hard for families who need our support!