Holiday Giving


Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2019 Child & Family Holiday Giving program. Together with our generous donors, Child & Family is able to bring hope, comfort, cheer and safe connections to thousands of Rhode Islanders, during the Holiday Season and throughout the year.  Because of the willingness of our donors to help, no child, teen, adult or elder in need served by Child & Family was turned away. We have enough toys to cover every child in our programs, but we are always looking for basic needs. If you would still like to make a donation this holiday season, we ask that you visit our donation page HERE.

Thank you for helping us create special holiday memories for the families we serve!


Child & Family’s Holiday Giving Program provides children, families and elders the traditional holiday trimmings of a shared meal and gifts exchanged that many of us take for granted. During designated drop off days the hallways of our Community Center are filled to the brim with donations of food, gift cards, toys, clothing, cash and other gifts. We are grateful for the contributions from school groups, clubs, organizations, businesses, individuals and some of our own employees.

Thanksgiving Basket Program

You provide a Thanksgiving basket basket for a family of 4 people of non-perishable food items and a supermarket gift certificate (Shaw’s or Stop & Shop) to purchase a turkey and other perishable items.  Because of the need for baskets, we encourage you to provide multiple baskets if you are able. If you are not in the position to assemble a basket we welcome the donation of grocery gift cards and/or cash.

Adopt-A-Family Program

You provide toys and gifts for children. In many cases these will be the only holiday gifts that they receive. To best serve our clients and donors, please note this program has changed for 2019. You will not receive specific wish lists for each child, but you will receive specific details in order to buy appropriate gifts. We provide you with a child’s initials, gender, age and size and you shop for the child/children with whom you are matched. Please provide 3 gifts per child (using your good judgement and creativity) and a Wal-Mart gift card for the parent(s) to purchase holiday food and/or additional gifts. Or, Child & Family is appreciative of monetary donations, gift certificates or generic unwrapped toys for the children.

Your support creates special holiday memories for those most in need.

Thank you!