2023 Adopt a Child Holiday Program is Open!
Each year we pair families in need with community members that fulfill their wish lists. In 2023, 83 individuals, businesses, and organizations donated toys, warm clothing, and food to 499 children – filling the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua ballroom with gifts!
In 1994, the Front Door Agency joined with the Telegraph to ensure that the Holiday Program resources are allocated to those most in need. Through this partnership, we have provided gifts, food, toys, and clothing to nearly 1,000 children each and every year.
Local children received toys, warm clothing, and food during our 2022 Holiday Program.
Local individuals, businesses, and organizations (hundreds of donors in total) donated gifts last year.
Who Do You Help When You Support The Holiday Program?
Single mothers like Michelle
Michelle is a single mother of five children ranging in age from two to seventeen. When schools went fully virtual, she quit her job to stay at home and help them with remote learning, including her oldest daughter who has a developmental disorder and needs a lot of one-on-one assistance. She is struggling to make ends meet but, with no other childcare options, she cannot afford to go back to work until schools reopen. This is her first time receiving assistance through the Holiday Program. “Thank God for this,” she said. “It’s been a hard year for all of us and I would never be able to make Christmas special on my own.”
Families like Amandas’
Amanda, a mom of two, had to quit her job to care for her five-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a medical condition that requires special schooling and expensive medication and therapy. The family struggles to make ends meet on one income. “I never had a tree or gifts when I was growing up and I never want my kids to experience that,” said Amanda. “This program helps make Christmas special again for us.”
Holiday Program History
Since our inception, we have offered a program to make the holidays special for children in need. In 1994, the Front Door Agency joined with the Telegraph to ensure the Santa Fund resources are allocated to those most in need. Through this partnership, we have provided gifts, food, toys and clothing to nearly 1,000 children each and every year.
Local businesses, civic groups, individuals, and religious organizations all participate in adopting children for the holidays. It is estimated that through the generosity of the community we pass through over $100,000 in in-kind contributions.
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