Starting in 2003, the Mothering Community has run a "Holiday Helper" program for MDC's Families in Need. You can find out about it here:
This year, as the Holidays approach, some families are still without any help. One of those families lives in CA:
If you want to help this family, you can look at their list (linked above) and volunteer to send something. Another way to help is by donating money towards a gift card. Hylands has offerred to 100% match any funds that are donated for gift cards, so MDC's Families In Need will recieve twice the help with your donations:
Thank you for your generosity towards MDC's Families In Need!