Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive Traditions









St. Frances de Sales Parish in North Kingstown has a longtime Christmas tradition – donating a gift to every child in our classrooms. Parishioners carefully select just the right toy for the child they choose from the Church’s Giving Tree. Each hand-picked gift is wrapped with love and delivered to our Friendship Center each year by Parish volunteers. This tremendous effort, organized by Kim Kane, is a family tradition which began when their children were young. Through the years, we’ve watched them grow into young adults as they’ve made their yearly visit to Children’s Friend. These wonderful traditions are what support the agency’s Holiday Drive each year and help us to serve more families. 

Thank you to our friends at St. Frances de Sales and to the Kane family for organizing these efforts each year. Drop off day is something we look forward to all year long – the excitement in the air truly makes it feel like the holiday season is here!

There’s still time to create a family tradition and help children in need this holiday season. Click here to donate to the Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive.