Holiday Giving Program
The Holiday Giving Program focuses on providing gifts for children in families experiencing hardship who are unable to provide the gifts themselves. Families must meet certain eligibility guidelines and an in-person interview is required. The program if offered annually from October through December.
Adopt a Family
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 401-268-1579 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning in October. Donors will receive age and gender appropriate “wish lists” from the adopted families. Donor and recipient personal information is strictly confidential.
Donate a Gift
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 donation gifts can be dropped off at North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown RI 02852, or you may mail items to: Holiday Giving Program, care of North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, P.O. Box 313, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Anyone 21 years of age or older may volunteer to work in the Holiday Giving Program, please contact the Holiday Giving Office at 401-268-1579.
Donors are welcome to access forms electronically.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 in October or online.
The application cannot be completed without proper documentation and an appointment. Please call 401-268-1579 beginning in October with any questions.