Make Children’s Friend a Holiday Tradition This Year!

Each year, the agency serves more and more families through our annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive, thanks to the generosity, creativity and loyalty of our amazing sponsors. It is truly inspiring to see how we’ve become a holiday tradition for so many who support us at this time of year and a way to spread the season’s joy just a little bit further.

The holidays can be extremely stressful for families who struggle every day just to get by. Too often, for the families we serve, there’s just simply no option to set aside money for presents, warm clothing, or a new winter coat for their children. Even the basic necessities are out of reach.

However you choose to spread hope and joy this season, consider making an impact in the lives of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children.

There are so many ways to support children in need this year:

  • Sponsor a Family: Click here to sign up online or call the Spirit of Giving Line at (401) 276-4346, and we will match you directly with a family.
  • Make a Donation to the Holiday Drive: Monetary donations are used to support families that do not get sponsored. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all of the families we serve and your gifts help us to serve more families each year.
  • Hold a Toy or Warm Clothing Drive in Your Community: Donate warm clothing, toys, or gift cards that can be used to support families that are not matched directly with sponsors.
  • Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to support the Holiday Drive: sort gifts, check in gifts, and assist staff in a number of ways. Volunteers are also needed at our gift wrapping kiosk at Providence Place. All proceeds benefit our Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive. Please call the Holiday Drive Hotline Line at (401) 276-4346 for more details.


Kick Off the Holiday Season in Style

Want to learn more about the Children’s Friend Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive? Join us on Thursday, November 7th at Skyline at Waterplace Park. It’s a great way to learn about all the ways you can support the Drive, meet the community of sponsors, volunteers and staff who make it happen each year and celebrate the wonder of the season.  Click here for more information about the Kick Off.

Thank you for all that you do for Rhode Island’s children and families in need.  Your support makes a great impact on the lives of our families.