Enjoy the magical displays and make this Christmas brighter for families in need in Orange County!

What is Christmas for a Cause? It’s a One Night Party and a Month Long Event! 

  • December 1st – January 2nd – Spectacular holiday displays and snow at 1501 East Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach designed to bring joy to all and create awareness for both Human Options and Orange Rescue Mission. This annual event has grown into a tradition you don’t want to miss! 
  • December 8th – 5:30 – 9:00 PM One Night Only Party and Fundraising Event! 1501 East Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach 

Join us in reaching our goal of raising $35,000 to renovate an apartment at the Human Options’ domestic violence shelter and collect 500 Christmas presents for adults and children at the Orange Rescue Mission in Irvine. 

Together we can make a difference one family, one safe space and one gift at a time!

Ways to Give: 

  • Drop your gift or cash donation in the giving boxes located at 1501 E. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach.
  • Donate your tax deductible cash donation here 
  • Shop Amazon – Christmas for a Cause List and your gift will be delivered directly to the mission.

 Click here for a list of suggested gifts! 

All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the gifts go to the charities! (Human Options- EIN 95-3667817/OCRM- EIN 95-2479552)


The Vision

Total Raised - $35,000 Goal

An enormous thank you to last year’s special donors including The Oppenheim Group, Helou Family, and Tustin Mazda.  Your generosity along with Bayside Church and our amazing community donors made it possible to raise over $50,000 to revamp the children’s play area at the Human Options Emergency Shelter!!!

If you are interested in making a company donation or sponsoring a fundraising match opportunity, please contact Kelly Roberts at (714)812-3528 or [email protected].  Various sponsorship recognition at the December 8th event available for donations over $5000.00.

Testimony of Healing from Second Step 

“I am writing to let you know how much difference you have made in my life. A great deal of my determination and much of my strength is the product of all the support and trust that Human Options has given me while I was at Second Step. You believed in me when I did not and helped me learn many things about myself.


But one of the most important things to me is how the help you gave me has changed the life of my daughter. She will grow up in a different environment than I did, free of violence and abuse. I could never have made it to this point had it not been for Human Options’ help, understanding and support.” 


Christmas for a Cause is generously sponsored by the Robert’s Family and