The best thing you can give youth and their caregivers this holiday season is the gift of choice! We encourage you to celebrate this season by participating in our Holiday Gift Card Drive to support children and youth in families experiencing financial challenges. We are partnering with Family Promise, a community based organization serving families and preventing homelessness across 43 states. In Massachusetts, we are partnering with Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Bridges Homeward.100% of donations will be distributed by local community partners to the youth and families they serve.
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100% of donations go to local youth and families through community-based organizations.
Thank you! Your donation allows caregivers and young adults to shop for themselves and loved ones.
Below are just three profiles out of the hundreds of families and youth supported by our nonprofit partners. While each youth and family are unique, they share common challenges. Your donated gift card will go a long way to brighten this holiday season for a child, teen, or family facing challenges or feeling isolated this holiday season - perhaps the greatest gift is in knowing that there is someone from their community who cares!
Sierra started high school while living without a home. Her and her mom, Priscilla, faced daily challenges, from finding food and shelter, to trying to clean up and feel normal. After spending a year living in a transitional shelter and then in their car, they were accepted into Family Promise’s emergency shelter program, which gave them housing in a church, then later in transitional housing with two or three other families.
After finding a stable job, Priscilla got on a waitlist at an apartment complex and was able to secure an apartment with help from Family Promise. To hold on to their apartment each month, Priscilla and Sierra both work to pay rent and bills. Your donation will help make sure Sierra will have the opportunity to purchase a gift for herself or her mom this holiday season!
Calvin's parents had him at a young age, leading him to experience a difficult childhood. His cousin stepped in to help raise him and introduced him to the Boys & Girls Club at age 10. Joining the Club got Calvin out of the house, but more importantly gave him the opportunity to make friends and see a new pathway for himself. “I didn’t have a lot of opportunities until I joined the Boys & Girls Club, and that changed my outlook on life” Calvin said. By donating a Gift Card, you help make the holidays brighter for Calvin and other young people supported by the Boys and Girls Club.
At just 19 years old, Emmie had her son, Kai. When she first learned about her pregnancy, she felt isolated and full of concerns that she wouldn't be able to raise him well. Once her son was born, she felt determined to be the best mom she could be to Kai, leading her to Bridges Homeward. With the help of Bridges Homeward and Emmie's Family Support Specialist, Emmie now has a support network and feels much more confident in capabilities as a mother. Your donation will help make the holiday season brighter for families and caregivers like Emmie.