Join us for our biggest party of the year and share the joy and love of Jesus with our Foster Community!

Each year, Mariners hosts the Foster Family Christmas Party. We partner with Orange County Social Services, and invite over 1,200 foster youth, their families and caregivers for an afternoon filled with a lot of fun, laughter, smiles, crafts, games, good food and blessings all around. Each child receives a wrapped gift to take home and open on Christmas morning.

This year the party will be held on Sat, Dec 8 and because of generous donations from our community partners, there is no cost to our guests.

To get involved, scroll down to see how you can DONATE and REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER.



The foster youth and their families look forward to the Foster Family Christmas Party every year. We want to make this another extraordinary event for them, but we cannot do that without your help.

This is a free event and we welcome in-kind or monetary donations of any size. All donations go toward the menu, gift store, crafts, fun zone, decor and entertainment.


Donate (gifts in-kind):

  • Food, drinks & desserts
  • Gift store toys & wrapping supplies
  • Craft supplies
  • Fun zone games and prizes for the kids
  • Christmas & floral decorations
  • Gift cards/baskets for giveaways
  • Entertainment & music

Please email marinersffcp@gmail.com to coordinate in-kind donations.


Monetary Donations

For monetary donations please use the button below.

We thank you in advance for your support of our community, and for making a difference in the lives of the children, teens and caregivers in the foster system!


We invite you and your family, friends and kids (ages 10+) to serve alongside us to bless the foster youth and their families. Join us at a serve event to help prepare for the party or come serve at the party on Sat, Dec 8.

Decorations Serve Opportunity

To prepare for the Foster Family Christmas Party on Saturday we have lots to do the day before! We need 15 volunteers (for each shift) to help decorate and setup all areas of the party.

When: Fri, Dec 7
Shift 1: 3-5p
Shift 2: 6-8p
Where: Student Center

Foster Family Christmas Party

Join the fun! We need lots of volunteers for each shift. Serve areas include Guest Relations, Food, Crafts, Gift Store and Fun Zone.

When: Sat, Dec 8
Shift 1: 8:45a - 1:15p
Shift 2: 11:00a - 3:30p
Where: Community Center

Along with the Christmas Party, we put on several other events throughout the year. If you would like to receive future emails on ways you can support, or be involved with these events please let us know: tmcmullen@marinerschurch.org