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In our community, there is a growing number of vulnerable youth and families in crisis. Through our annual Difference Maker campaign, YOU can be a part of the solution.

We know that needs escalate during the Holidays so each year from
November 1st - December 9th, we provide easy ways to meet tangible needs in our community from Christmas gifts to funds for meals.

Join us in supporting vulnerable youth, children and teens in foster care, single parents, refugee families and caregivers around the Greater Sacramento Area.

There is something each of us can do to 
MAKE A DIFFERENCE this Holiday Season!

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Here are 4 ways you can make a difference for local kids & families in need!
You can collect items yourself, get friends and family involved or mobilize your church or community service organization to help.

Please purchase & return all items to The Alliance office by
Monday, December 9th.
For questions, email our Love in Action Program Coordinator, 
Christina Moe, at christina@defendingthecause.org.

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Make Christmas special for local kids in the foster system or refugee/at-risk families. Shop our Amazon Wishlist or purchase & deliver new, unwrapped gifts to our drop-off locations by 12/9.

* Non-violent toys please

(no guns, weapons, tanks, or armor)

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Bring relief to those in need this holiday season by providing a $25 gift card. We're collecting these from Target, Walmart, Visa Gift Cards, Safeway, which will be distributed to aged out foster youth and families in need. 

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Encourage Families in Crisis or Foster/Adoptive Families by putting together a themed Holiday gift basket.

This is a great way to support and bring some holiday cheer to local Families. 

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Provide additional resources for local kids and families throughout the year by making a donation to The Alliance.

Gifts received between Nov. 1-Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to some of our generous donors.

Do you want to tell others about the campaign? Click the link below to find out how to become a Difference Maker Campaign Ambassador.

Impact of past campaigns

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2020 Difference Maker results

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