Thursday, October 1, 2009, 8:55 AM
Aunt Martha’s Holiday Gift Express invites caring individuals, organizations, faith-based groups and businesses to brighten the holidays for Aunt Martha’s most needy children, youth and families.
For 22 years, Aunt Martha’s donors have been making sure that more than 3,000 children and youth living in Aunt Martha’s residential and foster homes, homeless youth and low income families receive holiday gifts. Many will not receive a gift without your help. It’s easy to help.
Be a Partner
The easiest way to help is to send a check or donate online with your credit card and we will purchase children’s gifts for you. Your donation helps us to purchase gift cards for teens and families. We have found that our teens appreciate gift cards which allow them the opportunity to shop for themselves! And our low income parents appreciate gift cards to purchase gifts for their children. With your help we are also able to provide them with gift cards for a holiday meal!
Sponsor a Program Drive
Coordinate with your friends, family or co-workers or host a party and ask guests to bring a gift card or new and unwrapped toy or gift. A list of recommended items will be provided. We suggest a gift value of $25. Please contact us by November 10th and we request delivery of gifts or gift cards by December 11th.
Sponsor a Residential Home
Companies, clubs, faith-based groups and families pool their resources to help youth living in a specific residential home. These youth have special needs, are at-risk or are young mothers with small children. Each home generally houses eight residents and each resident fills out wish list. Because this will be the only holiday experience for these young people and we want to do the best we can for them, we suggest a gift value of $100 to $150 per resident. You have a chance to make a lasting impact on a young person. And we invite you to share in the home’s holiday party where your gifts are distributed. Please contact us by November l to participate in celebrating with a residential home.
Work with our staff to organize and prepare gifts for delivery or pick-up.
For information on how you can get involved contact:
Nina Albrecht at (708) 747-7171 or Sarah Hamilton at (708) 747-7179