Holiday Gift Project
You can be the reason this season is merry for a child in need.
Your help is needed to make sure a child receives holiday gifts this year.
This year, your online donation of $10, $20, or $50+ is the safest, most effective way for you to make sure a child in need receives wrapped gifts, specially selected for the child.
With your gift you will send a powerful message of care and support.
It's easy to donate online, and 100% of your online monetary gift will go towards gifts for a child in need. With your online gift, you can make sure a child has presents to open this holiday season.
Say you will support a child through the Holiday Gift Project!
Sponsor a Child‘s Wish List
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a group of children living at one of our 20 homes (located across South Jersey) please email us to learn more about this opportunity.
This year your monetary gift is the best, most effective way to get holiday gifts to a child in need.
Donate online or mail your donation by check to:
Center For Family Services
One Alpha Avenue
Voorhees, NJ 08043
100% of your monetary donation will be used to purchase gifts for a child in need. Staff who care for the children living in group homes will purchase gifts online, in exact colors/styles based on each child’s wish list, and gifts will be shipped directly to the homes for wrapping. Program staff will help families select gifts for their children.
Gift Wish List Portal
The gift Holiday Gift Project wish list portal will not be active this year. In order to reduce the risk of transmission of covid, we are unable to follow the smooth logistics process of previous years, with gift multiple drop-off locations, a volunteer sorting and distribution site which included hundreds of volunteers, and many staff and volunteers involved in pick-up and distribution of gifts to families. This year the safest, most effective way for you to get gifts to a child in need is through your online gift. 100% of your gift will be used to purchase presents for a child in need.
With your gift designated to the Holiday Gift Project, our staff will purchase items most needed for the families in our care and for the children in our safe housing programs, in their favorite colors, sizes, styles. Donate Online.
Annual Corporate Sponsorship
You can combine your company's investment in Center For Family Services as an Annual Corporate Sponsorship. With your yearly investment, your company will receive recognition at our events and community drives year-round including the Holiday Gift Project. Your investment will provide direct support to improve the lives of children and families in your community. To learn more email Liz or call 856.651.7502.
Who receives the holiday gifts?
Children and families who are currently being served by Center For Family Services receive presents through the Holiday Gift Project. This includes children living in our group homes and emergency shelters, as well as families in our care.
Should I wrap the present(s) I buy?
This year, the best way to provide holiday gifts for a child in need is through a monetary donation. In past years, we asked for all gifts to be unwrapped. If we receive wrapped gifts, we will need to unwrap them in order to be sure what each child is receiving and that it is age or size or developmentally appropriate. However, gifts of wrapping paper are always appreciated!
What kinds of items are needed most? Which age group?
We welcome monteary gifts to support children of all ages. This year your monetary donation is the safest and most effective way to get gifts to a child in need.
Can I meet the kids or deliver my gift(s) directly to them?
We are not able to provide donors the opportunity to deliver gifts directly to our children in order to protect the safety and confidentiality of the children in our care. Some of our children have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect. The holidays can be a very difficult time of year, and our trained staff are prepared to provide the best possible care. Holiday activities take place in all of our caring homes and your gifts will send a message of care and support to the children in our care.
Will I get a personal thank you for my gift?
Due to privacy and confidentiality, you will not receive a personal thank you from a child/family. All donors will receive a thank you letter from Center For Family Services. All gifts go to a children and families served through one of our programs. If you complete a Donation Receipt Form and mail it to One Alpha Avenue, Voorhees NJ 08043, you will receive a thank you from Center For Family Services.
If I "sponsor" a child, is there a guarantee the child will receive all the gifts I purchase for him/her?
We make every effort to match gifts with the child sponsored. However, our top priority is to provide gifts for every child living in our 20 homes and for families identified as especially in need. Therefore, there are times when we need to sort/redistribute gifts in order to ensure every child receives gifts.
Do the kids write their own wish lists?
Depending on the child's situation, some lists have been put together through teams of counselors, social workers and/or parents, taking into consideration the interests and needs of the child. If appropriate, the child may also create their own list.
Still have questions?
You may contact us at Holiday Gift Project with additional questions. Due to the very busy holiday season at Center For Family Services, it may take a couple of days to respond. We will make every effort to get back to you as quickly as possible.