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 is offered annually from October to December. The online application will be available from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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 gift cards 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. Donor and recipient personal information is strictly confidential. The online application will be available from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Donate a Gift Card
Residents wishing to help the Holiday Giving Program do not have to adopt a family; instead they may wish to donate a retail gift card or money to purchase a gift card. Gift cards can be dropped off at North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown RI 02852. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the Holiday Giving Office at 401-268-1579 before dropping off a gift card or check. A check can be mailed to: Holiday Giving Program, care of North Kingstown Senior and Human Services, P.O. Box 313, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Checks should be made payable to "North Kingstown Holiday Giving Program."
Those who need assistance in providing gifts for their children (age 13 and younger), during the December holidays, can fill out an application online. The online application will be available from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.
The application process cannot be completed without proper documentation and an appointment. Please call 401-268-1579 to make an appointment or if you have any questions.
Donors are welcome to complete a form online. The online form will be available from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.