Be a Holiday Hero! 

Dear Community Member,

We invite you to embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season by becoming "HOLIDAY HERO" for a local* family or child in need! We've carefully chosen and vetted families and children facing significant challenges, such as domestic violence, homelessness, and extreme financial hardship.

As a donor, you will have the option to either:

These families and children, who are hardworking, loving, and grateful, are striving for transformed and sustainable lives—so please know your generosity will not only be well-received but will also provide a profound sense of relief and hope.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of these deserving individuals and families in our community. All funds remain within the community to directly assist local families!

*local families/children are all located in northwestern Riverside County in Southern California. 

With gratitude,

The Corona-Norco United Way Team

Sign Up Form

Thank you for choosing to be a Holiday Hero for a local family/child this year! These preselected families and children have a variety of circumstances that have led them to participate in our program--but we know that they all have grateful hearts. 

Please note the following before you complete the form:

At this time, all families and children have been adopted! Thank you community for all your support!

Download Flyer

Please feel free to download our Be A Holiday Hero flyer and share it! 

Be a Holiday Hero Flyer


How does this work?
Great question! You click on the form and decide who you would like to adopt (i.e. a child, a family, etc.). Then you can choose the family size (3, 4, 5, 6, etc.). If you want to adopt a child, then you will have the option to choose an age group. 

How much can I anticipate spending on a person?
Every budget is different, but we recommend between $50-$100 per person for a good quality gift! 

Can I adopt more than one child or family!
Yes! On the form, you can choose to Be a Holiday Hero for multiple kids or families. 

Do I have to buy the gifts or can I donate money for gifts?
You can do either! 

Who wraps the gifts?
You can or we can! Just make sure to click the appropriate box on the form. If you would like us to, we will just need the gifts dropped off in advance so we have time to make them look beautiful!

Can I meet the family or child that I adopt?
More than likely, yes. When we select recipients, we also ask them if they would like to meet their donor--most say yes, but on occasion, some opt not to. 

How do I know my contribution will go where you say it's going?
Our organization is rooted in community trust and fiscal transparency so we can promise with 100% certainty that your contributions will go these families and kids in need. If you would like extra reassurance, please call us to schedule an appointment to meet with our CEO at (951) 736-0620. 

Can you define "local" families/children?
Yes! Local families/children are all located in northwestern Riverside County in Southern California. 

Who do I contact if I need more information?
Please contact Ana Calvillo at or (951) 736-0260 ext. 404. Se habla español.