Help for
the Holidays

Help for
the Holidays

Purchase gifts for children in need this holiday season

For 2021, PLEASE NOTE:

Thank you for your interest in helping children served by our food pantry! As of 12/3/2021 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 2022. 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 13, 2021. You will get detailed instructions about gift drop-off after you sign up.

Please note: 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 email Emily Ryan ( to check on the status of your registration.

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Donation drop-off instructions:

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. 10, 11 & 13.

Please do not have gifts shipped directly to Interfaith. Please ship them to your home or office. We want to ensure that all children get the specific gifts purchased for them.

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

How to Help

Christmas Presents
  • Individuals signing up to "adopt" between 1 and 6 local children, please fill out this form: Individual Sponsorship Form.
    This registration page is for INDIVIDUALS who accept personal responsibility for fulfilling each of the assignments given to you per your request. You will receive the child's gender, age and wish list.

  • Our TOY DRIVE (or giving tree) is an important part of our holiday program. The TOY DRIVE is reserved for businesses, churches and groups who are collecting toys to be donated to Interfaith Social Services food pantry clients. The community works together to sponsor children. We ask that one gift be provided for each child sponsored through the TOY DRIVE. If you would like to organize a TOY DRIVE, please fill out this form: Toy Drive / Giving Tree Sponsorship Form.
    You will receive the child's gender, age and a toy idea.

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