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 7 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. Serve with us and see your donation in action and the joy it creates.

  • Gift Store toys ages 0-14
  • Gift Store gift cards ages 15-18
  • Food, drinks and desserts
  • Craft supplies
  • Fun Zone games and prizes
  • Gift cards and gift baskets for giveaways
  • Entertainment and music
  • Christmas and floral decorations

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!

Attend a Fundraiser


Gorjana Fashion Island
265 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12 • 6-8p


  • Light Bites
  • Refreshments
  • Jewelry Styling

Can't make it to the party? Call in an order: (949) 662-6101

Thank you for your support!


We invite you and your family, friends and kids (ages 12+) 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 7.

Crafts Serve Opportunity

The Foster Family Christmas Party is just a few weeks away and we need your help to prepare. One of the most popular areas at the party is Crafts! We need 25 volunteers to help prep craft kits for kids of all ages.

When: Wed, Nov 20
Time: 7-8:30p
Where: Community Center, Room 300 (upstairs)

Gift Store Serve Opportunity

One of the most favorite areas at the Foster Family Christmas Party is the Gift Store. Parents and caregivers shop our Gift Store and pick out a complimentary gift for each child at the party and volunteers wrap them up! We need 40 volunteers to help pre-wrap and sort donated gifts into age groups.

When: Wed, Dec 5
Time: 7-8:30p
Where: Community Center
Bring: A roll or two of Christmas gift wrap for our Gift Store. Thank you!

Party Decorations Serve Event

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 6
Shift 1: 3-5p (Student Center)
Shift 2: 6-8p (Community 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. We need over 150 volunteers per shift to make this party happen!

When: Sat, Dec 7
Shift 1: 8:45a - 1:15p
Orientation, Set-up & Party
Shift 2: 11:00a - 3:30p
Orientation, Party & Clean-up
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