Past Gift~Away Events

Past Gift~Away Events


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Highlights from our

Holiday Giving 2023

Thank you to all of our donors, partners, and volunteers for helping us serve over 100 children in care with their families for the holiday season!

You helped make their holiday celebration more special and filled with warm and joyful memories.


Highlights from our

Caregiver Appreciation Gift-Away 2022

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We had an amazing 2nd Annual Caregiver Appreciation Gift~Away event this past Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ventura!

With support from our generous donors, partners and our hard working volunteers, we were able to serve approximately 50 caregivers with a gift card, self-care goody bag, home goods, shoes/clothing, blankets, toys, treats, and a beautifully decorated photo opportunity! Our hope was for each of the families to feel cared for and appreciated for everything they do for the children in their care…I believe we made that happen!  

We cannot do what we do without the support from our community!

Our partners and volunteers are invaluable to our organization and our gift~away events. We thank them for spending the day with us and we hope they enjoyed being of service to the families we serve!

Our donors and partners included: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the beautiful location, with funding from the California Family Resource Association and Gene Haas Foundation, we were able to provide gift cards, self-care items and treats for our caregivers/food for our volunteers, we received donations from Tuesday Morning and Rosie Villa liquidator, and individual donations, Sharkey’s donated a % off our lunch for volunteers and Starbuck’s donated coffee, Hello Mai Darling donated a % off donuts for our caregivers, a monetary donation from JR Bookkeeping and UU Church of Ventura, and Meathead Movers donated four movers to help throughout the day. We are grateful!

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Highlights from our

Season of Giving 2021


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Kids & Families Together and Heart 2 Heart hosted our Season of Giving 2021 for the Ventura County Foster/Resource, Kinship, Adoptive and Bio-Families served in our programs. Thank you to David & Faith, our events planning committee, staff and our board of directors for continuing to support our efforts, and especially during this challenging year. This Season of Giving 2021 we were able to help our families by providing gift cards, toys, bikes with helmets, pajamas, blankets, teen items, artificial trees, food share boxes and more!  With the contributions from donors, we were able to serve approximately 340 children with 127 families at our Cozy Holiday Gift~Away event, after our event for those families who were not able to attend, winners from our bike and tree drawing, gift deliveries with our Door Dash partner, and through our Adopt-A-Family program!

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Highlights from our

Harvest Fest Gift~Away 2021

October 16th in Ventura

We had an amazing Harvest Fest Gift~Away 2021 with your help!

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Kids & Families Together and Heart 2 Heart hosted our 12th Annual Harvest Fest Gift~Away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Crosspointe Church, 5415 Ralston St., in Ventura. We are grateful to Crosspointe Church for the amazing event location! It was a beautiful and warm day with the parking lot full of decorated booths, music & bubbles. We could not have had such a wonderful event without the generosity from our donors and partners: Crosspointe Church, Gene Haas, Walmart, James Storehouse-costumes galore, St. Jude’s Loaves & Fishes, NP High School-Wings to Grow, Tuesday Morning, Amber’s Light, LC Parrot Heads, My Gym, Got Rhythm, So Cal Helpful Honda Team, Coffee Bean, VPD, K-9 and CHP, Wendy Homan-volunteer treats, Lynn Okun-amazing event signs, and Steve-owner of the cool old red truck! Thank you all!

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Highlights from our

New Shoes for You

September 18, 2021

58 Children  were able to pick out their own pair of shoes from Walmart in Oxnard. With help from our donors, we were able to pay for the shoes at that time.

Thank you to our partners, donors and volunteers who helped put many smiles on children’s faces and new shoes on their feet!

Highlights from our

Backpack Gift~Away Event

August 14, 2021, Ventura

Our 11th Annual Backpack Gift Away Event was Amazing!

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Kids & Families Together (K&FT), Heart 2 Heart, with River Community Church, hosted our 11th Annual Backpack Gift~Away Drive-Thru event on Saturday, August 14th in Ventura for 160 foster/resource, kinship, adopted and bio children with their 75 families, who are currently working in programs with Kids & Families Together.

Thank you to our partners, donors, and volunteers for helping make our back to school event this year magical for Foster/Resource, Kinship, Adoptive, and Bio-families Currently Working with Kids & Families Together!

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Highlights from our

Bike Rodeo Event

June 19, 2021, Ventura


With our partners, donors, volunteers and support from our community, we were able to serve over 80 children at our bike safety event and over 12 children learned how to ride a bike. We are pleased each child learned skills on how to ride a bike/safety, enhance bike skills, and received a helmet/fitting. We also provided bike checks, treats, a grab bag and more! We were able to prove over 40 bikes to children who did not have a bike…thanks to our wonderful donors!


Check out our Bike Rodeo 2021 photo gallery! There are amazing pictures from our event:

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Highlights from our

Spring Fling Gift~Away 2021

Thank you for Supporting our Annual “Spring Fling” Gift-Away Event!

Held to support Ventura County Foster/Resource Families, Kinship Families, Adoptive Families, and Bio-families currently working alongside Kids & Families Together.    

Please cruise through our picture gallery from our Spring Fling Gift~Away Event, click here:

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