Bringing Joy and Hope to Hearts and Homes This Holiday Season!

El Centro de Amistad’s Adopt-A-Family program continues to embody the true spirit of giving, uniting compassionate sponsors with families in need to craft unforgettable and joy-filled holiday experiences. Whether individuals, corporations, or groups, our sponsors epitomize the essence of generosity, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of those encountering challenges.

Annually, our carefully selected families undergo a thoughtful assessment of their specific needs, empowering them to curate wish lists for each child in their home. These wish lists, featuring items priced under $50, offer sponsors insights into the unique needs and desires of each child. This personalized touch fosters a profound sense of connection between sponsors and the families they support.

In the heartwarming ambiance of the Christmas season, El Centro de Amistad extends heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors who made a difference this year. A special acknowledgment to esteemed sponsors such as Chase Bank, Kaiser Permanente-Panorama City, Kroger Foods, and dedicated community members who collectively embraced seventy-five families in need. Your unwavering support has not only brought joy but has also planted seeds of hope in the hearts of El Centro de Amistad families during this festive season.

To witness the heartening moments of our ECDA families receiving gifts from Santa, we invite you to watch the touching Video. Your generosity and commitment have undeniably made a profound impact, and we are grateful for the positive change you’ve brought to our community.

This year, our Adopt-A-Family Program reached over 75 families in need, delivering the magic of the holiday season through thoughtful and heartwarming gifts. As we reflect on these moments, we are reminded of the incredible impact that kindness and generosity can have on the lives of those we serve.

For those interested in learning more about our Adopt-A-Family Program or any of our ongoing fundraising campaigns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Community Relations Supervisor, Flaviola Garcia, at or by calling (818) 898-0223. Your continued support enables us to forge meaningful connections and create lasting memories for families in need. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and joy in the lives of those we serve.