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! For more information about anything we have going on, email Doreen Luke, Director of Development, at

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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 Instagram Auction

Thanks to the generosity of our brand partners and bidders, our Change Happens Together spring Instagram auction raised $6,500, bringing the grand total of all three auctions to $14,500! These auctions are such a fun and unique way for us to not only raise much needed funds for our programs but also to give us the opportunity to connect with amazing local businesses and artists. Check out this list of our brand partners and find them on Instagram to learn more about their services and support! To get involved in our next auction and find out more info, visit our Instagram page @change_happens_together.


Kinship Center's Children First Gala: October 9th, 2021

We are excited to announce our Children First annual gala is planned for Saturday, October 9th, 2021! Stay tuned to Kinship Center's emails, social media posts, and mailings for updates. For information regarding sponsorships or how to get involved with the event contact Doreen Luke:

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Cooking With Caroline: Mother's Day Brunch!

Our second Cooking with Caroline virtual cooking class will be held on Saturday, May 8th and is brunch themed—the perfect Mother's Day gift! The live class will be led by local recipe developer and cookbook author Caroline Chambers and 100% of proceeds go to Kinship Center. The brunch features strawberry-lemon bellinis, parmesan and thyme drop biscuits, and a slow-cooked veggie frittata. After registering, you will receive an email with your grocery list and Zoom link. For those unable to attend on 5/8, the class will be recorded and a link will be sent to registered guests. We hope you can join us!

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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.

Jeff Davi Fund

To honor Jeff Davi’s leadership and dedication to Kinship Center, we established the Jeff Davi Fund. This fund will support our Central Coast foster care and adoption services in honor of Jeff’s passion for ensuring every child in our community is safe and in a loving and secure home.


Families that were separated at the border have endured unfathomable trauma, the ramifications of which may be lifelong. In this moment, more than ever, we need your support. Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia initiative connects thousands of families impacted by the Zero Tolerance Policy with free mental health services. Donate today to provide emergency relief to these families who need assistance to get back on their feet.

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