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December 2019

A Beautiful Adopt-A-Family Story...


I want to share an amazing testimony of God’s faithfulness to the women here at the Sheepfold. A few months before Christmas the residents are asked to fill out a Christmas Gift Wish list. Donors adopt families, buy gifts, turn them in, volunteers wrap them up and house managers pick them up to store them at the houses for the big day!


Well, on Christmas day, one of the residents had to go pick her daughter up from visitation. She shares the stroller for her daughter with her ex-husband. It is her main form of transportation with her daughter because she has no vehicle. She walks miles all over the city, taking it on and off the bus and it is very important to her quality of life. She needs to get around to various locations to complete all the tasks she has that help her move forward towards independence.


On Christmas morning she was already sad because she didn’t get to wake up with her daughter on Christmas for the first time ever because of the visitation orders. After she picked her daughter up from visitation, she became very down because her ex-husband had forgotten to return her stroller when he came to drop their daughter off after visitation. I tried to encourage her and reminded her that we have other strollers at the house. She said she knew. It was just that hers had larger wheels which made it easier to push. This made a huge difference for her.


When they got back to the house, they headed straight for the Christmas tree. Her daughter begins to open her Christmas presents. She was so excited at every special blessing she saw! Stocking, scooter, princess doll, shoes, clothes, pajamas, tea set and more.


Then Mom started to open her big present. And inside of that HUGE box that she had unknowingly been walking past in the garage for a week, was the same exact brand, model and color of stroller which was not returned just one hour before! Her eyes lit up and then she laughed and cried at the same time. And we talked about what an amazing provider God is! That she had put the stroller on her Christmas list almost two months before. That God had known her need before she even knew it, and how she could see He went before her and prepared the way, provided the stroller for her because He loves her so much.


This is confirmation that He is with her, hears her, sees her, so she is not lacking a thing. She was overwhelmed and so thankful. God saw her need and filled it long before He let us in on the secret. He knew what she needed! God’s timing is perfect!


It’s so amazing and warms my heart seeing how God’s love meets the needs of the moms and kids here at Sheepfold in such incredible ways. God bless you all for your prayers and support!


- Chrissy, Sheepfold House Manager

Christmas Decorating Parties, Fun and Amazing!!


Kids Art Corner


To download the Christmas-themed image above for your children to color, click here:


Shelter Needs


We greatly appreciate all of your expressions of love by donating Christmas gifts for our moms and kids.


Here are a few Gift Suggestions for our Moms and Children (Ages: infant, toddler, school age 5-12, and teen girls)


  • Clothing and accessories for women (all sizes including plus sizes)
  • Beauty and hairstyling products and accessories
  • Shoes for women (all sizes)
  • Clothing for girls and boys (all sizes)
  • Clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
  • Shoes for children (all sizes)
  • Clothing for teen girls (all sizes)
  • Popular children’s toys (all ages)
  • Outdoor toys: Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards (and protective gear)
  • Electronics: Educational toys, gaming consoles for the shelters, DS and Games rated E for Wii/PS4/DS
  • Gift Cards: Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, Grocery Store, Costco, Gas, Amazon, Home Depot
  • Tickets/Activities: Amusement Parks, Sports Events, Movie Tickets
  • Shelter-specific Gifts: DVDs (G or PG), Children’s Books, Bibles, Devotional Books
  • Household Items: Linens, Bedding (twin size), Home Décor, Kitchen Essentials, Highchairs, Umbrella Strollers


More specific items are listed on our Gift Registry at:

Please Note:

  • We request NEW items because these are gifts.
  • Please bring gifts UNWRAPPED. Gift bags OK. We need to see each gift, therefore, we will need to unwrap any wrapped gifts.
  • We will receive gifts starting Monday, November 25th, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. (Gifts are also welcome earlier.)
  • All gifts will be received at The Sheepfold office: Call 714-237-1444 or email for directions.
  • Gift Drop-off DEADLINE: Monday, December 9th (So we have time to sort, wrap, and distribute before Christmas.)
  • Wrapping supplies, boxes, and ribbon are appreciated.


As part of our stewardship accounting we are required to record every new item donated to The Sheepfold. It would be a great help if those who bring gifts would kindly include a list of each item's cost, or a copy of your register receipt.

Groups or Companies

If you, your church group, or company would like to adopt a family, please call our office for more information at 714-237-1444, or email


If you desire to give larger items other than listed above, you may call the office at 714-237-1444 for suggestions.

Sheepfold Boutique/Thrift Store


Shop or donate new and gently used goods at:


Sheepfold Boutique/Thrift Store

810 N. Tustin St.

Orange, CA 92867

Christmas Volunteers


Looking for volunteers who are available:


Monday–Friday (starting December 4th)


Available shifts:

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Come and be part of the excitement by sorting and wrapping gifts for the women and children, beginning Wednesday, December 4th, 2019. Night and weekend opportunities TBA.


Call (714) 237-1444 or email: to sign up to volunteer or for more information.



Giving to The Sheepfold


If you are considering the Sheepfold for your year-end giving, please donate on our website at:


Or, you may text the dollar amount you would like to donate to (714) 942-5560 and follow the prompts.


Thank you for your generosity!!


The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is the respected organization that audits non-profit corporations on a yearly basis to verify that all donations were recorded properly and were used for the purpose for which they were given, and requires a full financial statement for supervision by The Sheepfold Board of Directors monthly.


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