Last updated on 12/01/2021 at 11:00am Pacific


Spread the Joy is a time of year when we come together with the support of community partners, local businesses, and supporters to bring holiday magic to our communities and thousands of residents across the country. This collaboration allows us to provide access to critical programs that bridge the gap in education, health, and finances for our residents, keeping their households strong and stable. Your support also energizes communities through holiday celebrations that foster connection and engagement among residents.

See below for ways you can help us Spread the Joy this holiday season!


Bring holiday magic to Project Access youth by organizing a toy drive. We need new, unwrapped toys (valued at $10 or more) for children ages 6-18. Here are gift suggestions: 

  • Arts & Craft Sets
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bicycles & Helmets
  • Board Games
  • Electronics
  • Gift Cards to Target/Walmart
  • LEGOs
  • Sports Equipment
  • Toy Cars

In order to gift these toys to our youth in time for the holidays, donations are needed by
Thursday, December 16, 2021.

To get started, please contact us at or (949) 253-6200.

Downloadable Signs


Interested in Supporting Virtually?

Purchase a gift card to support our families this holiday season. Below are recommended retailers our residents shop from:

Amazon | Target | Walmart

When prompted on where to send the gift card, please send to and we’ll make sure it gets in the hands of a family who could use the support!

Project Access is in over 80 communities in 13 states. During November and December, we host events and activities for our residents and rely on volunteers to make the magic happen. 

If you are interested in volunteering at a local Resource Center to you, please contact Linda Tran at or (949) 594-1810.

Here are some photos of past events and activities we have hosted for our residents: