Share the Season of Joy with LifeMoves

You can give the greatest gift of all this holiday season…

The holidays are a difficult time for many of the families and individuals whom we serve. Many of the things that make the holidays so special – reuniting with family and friends, sharing laughs over holiday meals, and giving gifts to our loved ones – are out of reach for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Our holiday giving opportunities look a bit different this year, but the outcome remains the same. You can help give the gift of a true, joy-filled holiday experience to the thousands of people staying at a LifeMoves site.

Make a Financial Gift

Your gift supports all of the LifeMoves programs serving the needs of our community in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and helps us give the gift of a joyous holiday experience to each of the 1,200 people we serve every day. 

Start a Holiday Fundraiser

Make an even greater impact by uniting your friends, family, and colleagues around our mission to solve homelessness. You can help raise funds to ensure a happy and joy-filled holiday season by starting your own holiday fundraiser! Get started by creating your page, setting your fundraising goal, and sharing the page widely with your network. 

Sponsor a Holiday Meal

You can help ensure all of our clients have a special holiday meal during November and December. We’ve changed the program this year to reflect the pandemic situation and are asking for sponsorships of each meal. For more information, please contact Lynnelle Bilsey at for costs/sites and the link to register for a sponsorship.

Purchase Holiday Gift Cards: LifeMoves Adopt Program 2020

LifeMoves has changed our Adopt program this year due to COVID-19. Instead of specific wishes, this year we are asking for donations of $20 PHYSICAL gift cards from Target, Walmart, or Amazon only. You can participate in this program in three ways:

  1. Make a financial donation for the gift card program [click here]
  2. Purchase PHYSICAL gift cards online or in-person and ship them to LifeMoves:
    1. Ship to: LifeMoves c/o Donna Hope, 181 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    2. Purchase online at the links below:
      1. Amazon
      2. Walmart 
      3. Target
  3. Drop off gift cards in-person to LifeMoves (by appointment only – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
    1. Please make an appointment by contacting Carmen Kapanga at
    2. We would greatly appreciate receiving the gift cards by Dec. 7 to give our families time to shop for the holidays

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Lynnelle Bilsey at

Provide a Decorating Kit for November or December Holidays

While LifeMoves is not open for in-person volunteering this holiday season, we do want to create festive and positive environments this holiday season for our clients. For more information about providing a holiday decorating kit for the common areas at one or more of our shelters, please contact Lynnelle Bilsey at

Participate in Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving mobilizing the collective power of people and organizations to transform their communities. LifeMoves is participating! A great way to celebrate your holiday season, the event happens on December 1, 2020. All gifts donated on this one day will be matched 1:1 by Coupa Software Inc.

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