2021 Holiday Program

Our 2021 Holiday Program is full and we are no longer accepting applications for assistance.

If you missed the chance to “adopt” a child in need this year, please consider donating a gift card (gas stations, supermarkets, clothing stores, etc.) that we can use to supplement the gifts we receive. Please call (603) 886-2866 for more information.

local children received toys, warm clothing and food during our 2020 Holiday Program.

local individuals, businesses and organizations (hundreds of donors in total!) donated gifts this 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 Amanda’s.

Amanda, a mom of two pictured below, 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.

Please contact npaige@frontdooragency.org with questions or for more information.