Events and Campaigns

Events and Campaigns

Kinship Center hosts events and campaigns year round, offering community members the opportunity to get involved with our work and help us support the children and families in our community who need it most. Check out this page to see learn about some of our upcoming events and campaigns!

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Pick it Up, Pay it Forward

Kinship Center is honored to be a selected charity of the Coastal Roots Hospitality—an organization comprised of well-know local restaurants Montrio, Rio Grill, and Tarpy's—Pick it Up, Pay it Forward campaign! During the months of March and April, 10% of all proceeds from take-out orders from any of these restaurants will go directly to Kinship Center! This is an excellent way to support our local restaurants while simultaneously supporting Kinship Center's critical community services. Note, this only applies to orders that are picked up, so skip the delivery and make the trip to pick up some of the best food you can find on the Central Coast.

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Change Happens Together Spring Auction: April 1st Through April 5th

Kinship Center's Change Happens Together Instagram auctions celebrate local businesses and artists with 100% of proceeds going to Kinship Center. Our upcoming spring auction will benefit our Family Ties program, which provides supports to relatives who are caring for kin children. Go to our Instagram auction page, @change_happens_together, to learn more about how the auction works, see past auctions, or to DM us if you'd like to get involved.

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Kinship Center's Fall Gala: October 9th, 2021

We are excited to announce our fall gala is planned for Saturday, October 9th, 2021! Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exact details of the event are not known at this time. We would be thrilled to have a gala like we have in past years, but if need be, the event will have minimal attendance or will be virtual. Stay tuned to Kinship Center's emails, social media posts, and mailings for updates.


Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center

Gabilan Chapter is a volunteer auxiliary group whose mission is to raise funds and support Kinship Center’s services in San Benito County. The Chapter has a long and distinguished history of service to adoption and child welfare. From 1956 to 1989, the chapter (then known as El Torillo Chapter) provided services and support to Children’s Home Society. In 1989, the members voted to change their affiliation to Kinship Center to see more of their fundraising efforts supporting local families. Gabilan Chapter has had several generations of volunteers and is proud that some of their Associates and Active Privileged members were part of the original chapter.

Every year, they hold the Gabilan Wine & Food Tasting at the beautiful and historic Paicines Ranch in south San Benito County. This is advertised as California’s oldest wine tasting event and features more than 25 regional wineries and more than 25 local restaurants. Since the first event held in 1957, this fundraiser has grown from one winery and homemade hors d’oeuvres to San Benito County’s largest cultural event of its kind.

For more info or to get involved with Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center, visit their website.

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