Giving During the Holidays

The families we serve struggle to make ends meet. Giving during the holidays helps homeless children escape these troubles and have a joyful holiday season.

Each season brings with it a new set of needs. During the holidays we hold our annual children’s gift drive. Over the summer we host a backpack drive in preparation for the school year. And throughout the year, there are many other items that we need your help securing. For items that are helpful throughout the year, see our Donate Items page.

“Housing Families made holidays better. On Christmas they made sure we had presents under the tree and birthday cakes on our birthdays.”

–Kristen, HFI teen client

Holiday Gift Drive

Housing Families hosts an annual holiday gift drive for the at-risk and homeless children in our programs and we rely on the generosity of supporters like you. Beginning in November, we willl be accepting new, unwrapped gifts for children, infant to 18 years old.

While we gratefully accept gifts for all ages, this year we have a greater need for the teenagers in our programs. We also have a great need for Stop ‘n Shop, Target and Visa gift cards.

For more information, please contact Patty Kelly at 781 322-9119 x 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org  Thank you for helping our children enjoy the magic of the holiday season!

Annual Backpack Drive

Housing Families needs your help to prepare children for school!Each year from May to August, Housing Families collects new backpacks and school supplies for the children in our  emergency shelters and various programs. Your support ensures a great start to the school year!

For more information, please contact Patty Kelly at 781 322-9119 x 115, pkelly@housingfamilies.org  Thank you for helping our children enjoy the magic of the holiday season!

See this year’s backpack wishlist flyer.

Birthday Gifts

Housing Families works with community partner Birthday Wishes to provide as many children as possible with birthday party supplies.

In addition, we are happy to accept new, unwrapped birthday gifts for children throughout the year.

We will accept all items at our offices at 919 Eastern Avenue, Malden, MA.