Help for
the Holidays

Help for
the Holidays

Purchase gifts for children in need this holiday season

For 2020, PLEASE NOTE:

Thank you for your interest in helping children served by our food pantry! As of 11/23/2020 we are no longer able to match sponsors up with our client families. WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! We will serve a record setting number of children this year. Please consider making a monetary donation to provide holiday gifts to kids in need. We will begin matching generous community sponsors with client families again in September 2021. Happy Holidays!

Each year, caring individuals, churches and businesses across the South Shore “adopt” some of Interfaith's food pantry client families as part of our Help for the Holidays program. They purchase gifts for children who would otherwise go without. Last year, nearly 700 children were assisted through this program.

All gifts must be delivered to Interfaith Social Services’ offices (105 Adams St., Quincy, MA) by Monday December 14, 2020. You will get detailed instructions about gift drop-off after you sign up.

Please note: Sponsors are assigned to client families on a first come, first serve basis. Once we have made your assignment, we will email you with the details of your client family along with further instructions. If you do not hear from us by Dec. 7, please call us to check on the status of your registration.

Make a financial donation to support this program here.

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Donation drop-off instructions:

To ensure social distancing, gift drop-off will be by appointment only. A SignUp Genius link will be emailed to you in late November.

Appointments will take place Dec. 11-14.

Please do not have gifts shipped directly to Interfaith. It is difficult to match up gifts received in the mail to specific children.

Contact Family & Children Program Manager Emily Ryan for more information:

How to Help

Christmas Presents
  • Sign up to "adopt" a local child. You will receive the child's gender, age and wish list. We suggest you spend $50-75 on gifts for each child. (Sign ups are closed for 2020.)

  • Run a toy drive at your church or business.

  • Make a monetary donation and we'll do the shopping for you!