The Giving Tree is our collective tradition of providing Christmas gifts for families in need throughout San Diego. Since 2008, Flood Church has collected thousands of Christmas gifts that benefit individuals in need, identified by our partnerships with local organizations. Due to COVID, we are offering a virtual opportunity to participate in the Giving Tree and hope you can join us in providing Christmas gifts for those in need!

How it works:

Read about our partnerships below. Each organization has a logo linked to their website and a wishlist which allows you to purchase gifts online and have them sent directly to the recipient.

    • Throughout the year, our staff team receives requests from individuals in our congregation and local community for assistance with groceries and gas. In order to provide tangible support to those seeking funds for these very basic needs, please consider donating gift cards to local grocery stores (Food4Less, Vons, Walmart) and gas stations. 

  • Please mail or drop off all gift cards to the Flood office at 3878 Ruffin Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92123 as we cannot accept electronic gift cards. Gift cards in any amount will be a tremendous blessing.

 

  • You can also bring a gift card to “Christmas on Alvarado – A Tree Lighting Event” on 12/6 from 4pm-6pm. 

 

    • Children of the Nations is raising children who transform nations.  You can sponsor a child in Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Dominican Republic and Haiti through a monthly or annual contribution.  One reason child sponsorship is so effective in fighting poverty is that it provides more than a monetary solution; when you sponsor a child, you become a part of a team that is working together to provide love and care for a child, meeting their physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs.  The primary differentiator in our program is it’s transformative nature.  In partnership with COTN you can transform a child’s life from living in a mud hut to becoming a self-sustaining professional.  Find out more about the Children of the Nations Child Sponsorship program at

 

    • How sponsorship works.

    • Find a child to sponsor.

      • When sponsoring a child, please be sure to input the following notes into the comment section: “Flood Church, 67831”  

 

    • Flood has been incredibly blessed by a wonderful partnership with Kearny High School.  Each year, their school counselors identify 40 families in need. Our church has generously provided hundreds of dollars in gifts and gift cards to each family in need and we are hoping to do that again this year! Please consider donating a gift card to local stores (Food4Less, Vons, Wal-Mart, Target) and gas stations. 

 

  • Please mail or drop off all gift cards to the Flood office at 3878 Ruffin Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92123 as we cannot accept electronic gift cards. Gift cards in any amount will be a tremendous blessing!

 

    • Bridge of Hope San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in transition. Transition can mean many things; recovery from a drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, illness, loss of a job, divorce, struggling single parents, widowhood as well as refugees coming to America. Lending a helping hand through a difficult time can be a significant turning point in one’s life. Bridge of Hope was established to come alongside those in transition, to support them through spiritual and practical means so that they have an opportunity to be successful.

  • We have partnered with Bridge of Hope over the years through our Refugee Cause Based Group – this group’s mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ within San Diego’s refugee community through education, friendship, and advocacy. Specifically, this group partners with Bridge of Hope and San Diego Refugee Tutoring to serve the refugee community through family mentorship, school tutoring, arts and crafts, and community events. Contact: [email protected]

 

 

    • GenerateHope is a faith-based organization providing long-term, comprehensive programs to women who have been trafficked, so that they are able to reintegrate into society and walk powerfully into their futures. 

 

  • We have partnered with Generate Hope over the years through our Anti Human Trafficking  Cause Based Group- Human Trafficking is a serious issue in San Diego. There are an estimated 8,830 to 11,773 victims of trafficking in San Diego alone with the average age of entry being only 16 years old. Flood’s Anti Human Trafficking Group is journeying together to raise awareness, promote education, and advocate in the fight against human trafficking in San Diego and beyond. They work with local organizations, such as Churches Against Trafficking (CAT) and GenerateHope to combat the issue of human trafficking. The group also provides dinners to survivors, attends awareness events, and more. Contact: [email protected]

 

 

  • We have partnered with Olive Crest over the years through our SAFE Families Cause Based Group. When a crisis strikes, many of us can rely on relatives and friends for support. For some families, there is no safety net. The single most significant contributing factor in the cause of child abuse is isolation and overwhelming circumstances. SAFE Families receives 47,000 calls for help a year in San Diego alone, and of those only 1,741 receive help. The need is huge! Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus, together. SAFE Families for Children is a ministry at Flood that equips the church to reach out to vulnerable families in our community with the love of Christ. They have Host Families at Flood who open their homes and provide a temporary safe place for children. The Host Families greatly need the support of Family Friends – individuals who offer prayer, encouragement, meals, transportation, resources, and babysitting to Host Families. Your gift will help the host family provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the child by assisting them with a fun family night in. Contact: [email protected]

 

 

  • San Diego has the fourth largest homeless population in the United States. There is a great need to provide hope, food, and essentials to our brothers and sisters on the streets. Flood’s Homeless group serves individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown San Diego on Mondays from 6:00p-8:00p. They meet each week at the Smart & Final at 720 15th Street at 6pm in partnership with Streets of Hope. They also have occasional special events throughout the year. Contact: [email protected]

 

 

    • Amor is a non-profit organization providing homes for families in Mexico for the last 40 years. Amor builds homes by volunteer hours and paid local labor, serving families with an average income of less than $50/week; most families are living in homes they have created from used wood, tarps and other materials. By receiving the gift of a new home, they are able to put their earnings toward their family’s health, well-being and education–ensuring they can keep their family together and safe. 

 

    • Children in Mexico are either not currently in school or are schooling from home. In Mexico, school supplies are required for children to be enrolled in school. If a student’s family cannot provide the supplies, they are unable to enroll. Unfortunately, this is a large financial burden on a family in normal times but will be felt deeper due to the pandemic. Our Backpack Program through our Mexican pastors is to help fill that need to families so that their children can continue their education. 

 

  • We have partnered with Amor over the years through our Tijuana House Building  Cause Based Group. Flood’s TJ House Building group partners with Amor ministries to help build homes. They work on one of four stages of building the home, and oftentimes work right alongside the families they’re building for. Contact: [email protected]

 

 

Domestic Violence Safe House (North County)

    • The Community Resource Center (CRC) In Encinitas began in 1979 to address homelessness and food issues in the community. The CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis, to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households – including domestic violence (DV) victims. In the last year, Flood has established a flourishing partnership with the Community Resource Center. Right now, we specifically want to provide for those in their DV “Safe-house.”