First Church has a longstanding tradition of offering its members and friends the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for a range of adults and children who are receiving services from several different organizations in the Greater Boston area.
Currently we work with the following groups:
Heading Home – serving homeless adults through housing and support services that lead to self-sufficiency
Bristol Lodge – serving homeless men and women
Mary’s House – serving homeless families with children
The Grow Clinic – serving failure to thrive kids and their families at Boston Medical Center
For a few weeks before the designated collection day, church members and friends pick up cards that represent the various adults and children and then choose from lists of recommended or requested gift items. All items must be new and folks are asked to bring them unwrapped to the church on or before the designated collection day. The gifts are then delivered to the organizations unwrapped so that staff at each of those organizations can make sure the gifts go to the adults and kids for whom they are best suited. First Church’s holiday gift program typically delivers over 200 gifts through this effort.
– November 24th – Launch of the Holiday Gift Program (card distribution)
– December 1st & 8 – Holiday Gift Program card distribution
Join the Joy of Giving!