Angel Tree Program

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2023 Update

In the spirit of giving, we are thrilled to announce VESTIA was able to provide 348 foster children with gift cards, each valued at $50.00. Your unwavering support has made a significant impact on the lives of these children, bringing joy and a sense of inclusion during this special time of year.

Your commitment to the Angel Tree Program has transformed the holiday season for these young individuals, offering them not only material gifts but also a reminder that they are valued and cared for by a compassionate community.

The ripple effect of your kindness extends far beyond the tangible gifts. You’ve helped create cherished memories, instilling a sense of hope and belonging in the hearts of those who need it most.

2022 Update

It is estimated that roughly 1,800 children are in the foster care system in Contra Costa County. The holidays can be particularly rough on children displaced from their homes and their families. Our Angel Tree program was created in 1990 to provide gifts in response to the specific wishes of children in out-of-home placement in Contra Costa County. The generous “Angels” are individual donors who provide these gifts and they come from agencies and corporations all over the county. Children and Family Services social workers receive the gifts while working with the children on their caseloads. Our Angel Tree program has evolved from wrapped gifts for each child, to gift cards for the children and families, to help with resource including the child’s wish list as well as possible basic needs.


Because the generosity of donors in our local communities, over the past 16 years thousands of foster children and teens have received gifts and the acknowledgement that they are not forgotten.

If you or your organization would like to be involved in the Angel Tree Program, please call (925) 655-1208.