BOMA Hosts 20th Annual “Give From Your Heart” Gift Drive

The San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) is hosting its 20th annual “Give From Your Heart” gift drive. The drive will benefit Promises2Kids, a nonprofit organization that has worked to create a brighter future for foster children for more than 32 years in San Diego County.

BOMA delivered more than 300 wrapped collection bins to more than 150 major business and office buildings throughout San Diego County. San Diego residents are encouraged to drop off new and unwrapped gifts to the bins through Dec. 12, when the bins will be collected and delivered to the sorting facility where Promises2Kids will allocate the gifts to foster children within San Diego County. A list of participating building drop off locations throughout San Diego county is available at The Promises2Kids gift wish list and Amazon wish list are available at

“This is an incredible way for our organization to give back to the community and bring joy into the lives of hundreds of children during the tough holiday season,” said BOMA President Mike Hansen. “Over the years we’ve brought together dozens of volunteers eager to brighten the lives of children by decorating and distributing hundreds of collection bins and encouraging tenants in office buildings to donate toys. It’s truly amazing.”

BOMA’s goal this year is to collect 20,000 gift items and gift cards. This is a community-wide effort with corporate leaders volunteering hundreds of hours to brighten the holidays for under served children of San Diego. For more information, visit or contact the BOMA Office.

CLICK HERE to learn about the many ways you can help brighten the lives of foster children this holiday season and beyond.

By |November 30th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on BOMA Hosts 20th Annual “Give From Your Heart” Gift Drive

Promises2Kids’ Back To School Shopping Days

Foster Youth Prepare To Go Back To School

It’s that time of year again!  Summer is coming to a close and children are preparing themselves to go back to school. This typically involves new clothes and school supplies to start the year off right. Thanks to the generosity of a donor in our community, Promises2Kids is pleased to help San Diego’s foster youth return to school prepared and in style.

Promises2Kids will be hosting Back-To-School Shopping Days for all San Diego foster youth ages 10 years and older this August.

No reservations are required to participate, if you meet the eligibility criteria below, please arrive at any of the following shopping days and locations: 

Thursday August 8th 3:00-7pm – Target Escondido (new location: Auto Parkway)

Saturday August 10th 8:00-11am – Target Chula Vista (Plaza Bonita)

Tuesday August 13th 3:00-7pm – Target La Mesa (Grossmont Center)

Saturday August 24th 8:00-10am – Target Sports Arena Blvd

  • Youth will check in by providing their last name and date of birth.
  • No pre-registration is required.
  • Youth not on the list must provide placement documentation or they will not be permitted to participate (sorry no exceptions will be made).
  • Youth MUST be present in order to participate.
  • Volunteers will assist youth with shopping; Caregivers, CASA’s, mentors and social workers are welcome to accompany the volunteers and youth.
  • This opportunity is for youth to purchase an outfit and items for back to school. Therefore, youth WILL NOT be permitted to purchase the following items: food, gift cards, phones, phone cards, gaming cards, bath items, basic need items or groceries/laundry/cleaning items.

Promises2Kids will have volunteers on site to assist as personal shoppers, helping the teens as they shop and to collect their receipts at the end of their shopping spree.

Eligibility:  All foster youth who are dependents with […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Promises2Kids’ Back To School Shopping Days
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    Promises2Kids Chosen As Charity On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

Promises2Kids Chosen As Charity On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

This season on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, Brande Roderick played for our charity, Promises2Kids. We would like to give a HUGE thank you to Brande Roderick for selecting Promises2Kids as her charity of choice in this season’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. We’re grateful for her support of our mission in creating a brighter future for foster children and as she worked to raise money and gained national awareness in support of San Diego County’s local foster youth! Thank you also to Donald Trump for his generous $20,000 contribution to Promises2Kids.

View the video from the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season premiere


By |March 3rd, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Promises2Kids Chosen As Charity On All-Star Celebrity Apprentice