Alejandra Alvarado, 18, and her two kids, Giselle, 4, and Angel, 2, pose for a photo at the offices of Brighter Beginnings in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday,
Alejandra Alvarado, 18, and her two kids, Giselle, 4, and Angel, 2, pose for a photo at the offices of Brighter Beginnings in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 17 2013. They will be going home with the stack of boxes on the left filled with gifts thanks to the Adopt-A-Family holiday program which matches donors with low income families to provide them with holiday gifts. Brighter Beginnings is a non-profit with the mission of supporting healthy births and successful development of children by partnering with parents. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)