The holidays are a magical time of year, but for many families, they are incredibly difficult. Giving is an important part of the holidays and we have rounded up a list of locations your family can give to those who need a little support this year.
Know of a local organization dedicated to giving back to the South Shore community this holiday season? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Giving Back and we will add them to our list!
Campbell Christmas Angels (Hull)
Based out of Hull Campbell Christmas Angels is a non-profit that serves families from the surrounding area. Campbell Christmas Angels mission is to give the gift of Christmas to children who may otherwise go without presents from Santa Christmas morning. Their goal is to provide gifts to 250 children this year and unfortunately, they will not be receiving the amazing support from Toys R Us this year and need your help to meet the need. They will also pick up your donations from you! Their 6th Annual Day of Giving Fundraiser will be held on November 30th at the Knights of Columbus, 440 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA from 2 to 7 pm. There will be many raffles and silent auctions to choose from and it is their biggest fundraiser of the year. There will also be a giving tree where brand new unwrapped toys, bedding, winter jackets, and pajamas can be donated. Learn more about how you can help HERE or call Laurie Good at 774-204-3241.
Duxbury Interfaith Council (Duxbury)
Duxbury Interfaith Council provides support to Duxbury families who are in need. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Friends of Norwell (Norwell)
Friends of Norwell's Holiday Adopt-a-Family program helps make the holiday season brighter for Norwell families in need. The Norwell Food Pantry matches families with a sponsor who purchases items for one or all children in a family. Gift card donations are also welcome. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Marshfield Community Christmas (Marshfield)
Headquartered at the Marshfield Fairgrounds Marshfield Community Christmas assists Marshfield families in need of assistance during the holidays. Members of the community can help through volunteering or donating toys, gift cards, clothing, non-perishable food, cash, Christmas trees, and decoration. They also host a telethon each year to raise funds and have fun. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Pembroke Community Christmas (Pembroke)
A local non-profit who helps families and groups adopt Pembroke families who need extra support this holiday season to share in the joy of giving. Donors receive a list with the family needs and the children's age, gender, and grade. NO names are given out due to the confidentiality in respect to the family. The Pembroke Public Library is also a pajama drive for Pembroke Community Christmas. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Rockland Holiday Magic (Rockland)
Based out of the Rockland Community Center Rockland Holiday Magic is a local non-profit which provides holiday gifts to Rockland families in need. Local individuals, families, and businesses can sponsor a child or family, donate toys and gifts, or make a monetary donation. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Scituate Community Christmas (Scituate)
For the past few decades, Scituate Community Christmas has made it their mission to provide food and new Christmas gifts to Scituate families who are facing economic hardships. They accept donations of cash, gift cards to local businesses, toys, crafts, puzzles, books, games, and sports equipment. Learn more about how you can help HERE.
Many faith-based institutions also sponsor holiday gifting opportunities. Please contact local houses of worship for more information.
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