Neighbors’ Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program is a unique opportunity to share in a meaningful way. It supplements the resources of families whose holiday might otherwise be meager and serves as a clearinghouse, bringing together the generosity of the community and directing it in an orderly way to assist area families. Love Your Neighbor is made possible by community support and thousands of volunteer hours. The program starts October 24 and responds to the needs of the season with new toys and clothing for children and seniors. As a community-based program, all gifts remain in the community to brighten the holiday of our neighbors.
Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior
You are assigned a specific family for which you will shop, and are given each person’s first name, age, gender, clothing size and gift suggestions. Even though you will not actually meet the family involved, many have found this to be a particularly personal and meaningful way of sharing the holidays.
To adopt a family or senior, please call 651.306.2142 (through October 23) or 651.306.2152 (beginning October 24).
Christmas for Kids
If you’d like to contribute to gift packages for those not adopted, all new clothing and toy donations are appreciated. This year, our greatest needs are gifts for kids – especially boys – ages 10 to 18. Suggested items include:
In addition, other common requests include:
New clothing, toys and gifts for the holiday programs can be dropped off at Neighbors during business hours. Used clothing can be donated to our Clothes Closet during the Clothes Closet hours.
Money designated for holiday toys, clothing or food is used to purchase those items. Donations may also be dedicated to support our intake staff that meet with each client family to determine eligibility and to capture client wish list. Donate here.
A considerable number of volunteer hours are needed. If you can spare a few pre-holiday hours for a very rewarding program, please call 651.272.1133.
Looking for information about applying for the Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program? Click here.