Holiday Giving Program
The Holiday Giving Program focuses on providing gifts for children in families experiencing hardship and are unable to provide the gifts themselves. Families must meet certain eligibility guidelines and an in-person interview is required. The program is driven by the generosity of individuals, families and local businesses who anonymously “adopt” families in need. Matching families with donors and getting the gifts to recipient families requires tremendous coordination. Those who want to adopt families in need should call the Holiday Giving Office at 268-1579 weekdays from 9AM-3PM beginning October 3, 2016. Donors will receive only age and gender appropriate “wish lists” from the adopted families. Donor and recipient personal information is strictly confidential.
Gifts must be delivered unwrapped to the North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852 no later than December 12, 2016 (drop-off at the Community Center, right side entrance).
Residents wishing to help the Holiday Giving Program do not have to adopt a family; instead they may wish to donate “retail” gift certificates or money to purchase gift certificates. Certificate donations gifts can be dropped off at the North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown RI 02852, or you may mail it to Holiday Giving Program, c/o North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, PO Box 313, North Kingstown, RI 02852 no later than December 12, 2016. Anyone 21 years of age or older may volunteer to work in the Holiday Giving Program, please contact the Holiday Giving office at 268-1579.
Donors are welcome to access forms electronically at: http://www.egovlink.com/northkingstown/action.asp?actionid=15300.
Those needing assistance to provide gifts to their children (age 13 and younger), during the December holidays, can fill out an application at the North Kingstown Senior and Human Service Department beginning October 3, 2016 or visit online at http://www.egovlink.com/northkingstown/action.asp?actionid=15299.