Welcome to
Brighter Christmas
of Tracy

Providing toys, food, and necessities for Tracy families in need.

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A Community That Cares

Our Community Caring For Those In Need

Brighter Christmas of Tracy is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides food and toys to Tracy residents in need during the Christmas holidays.

In 2022, Brighter Christmas of Tracy provided nearly 600 families in need (including over 1,250 children) with toys, books, and food.

Making A Difference

Through the Years

Brighter Christmas of Tracy is coordinated through the efforts of almost 350 non-paid local volunteers, and has been helping families in need for 40-plus years.

It all started in 1976 when founder, Gene Birk was inspired to help his neighbors who lost their home in a fire right before Christmas. 

Gene’s family made an annual tradition of helping more and more families, with the help of more and more volunteers, until it became Brighter Christmas as we know it today. 

Through the years the program has grown as the need has grown in Tracy.

Real People, Real Community

Supporting Our Local Community

Brighter Christmas of Tracy is sustained through the generous support of our donors, which enables us to effectively serve our community. 

97% of all money raised goes toward the purchase of food and new toys. Some donors direct their donations to our Brighter Christmas Scholarship Program.

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