History of the Holiday Drive

The Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive provides clothing and toys to children and families in Rhode Island who need our help. TheĀ 2023 Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive, served over 1,060 families and over 2,500 children. The organization has been hosting the drive for over 30 years and takes measures to ensure that gifts are directed and tailored to children and families who are most in need.

The Childrenā€™s Friend Spirit of Giving holiday drive is unique. The agency is actively involved with every child or family who benefits from the holiday drive, which means that the children and their families will continue receiving wrap-around support from the agency, even after the holidays.Ā Ā 

There are many ways to get involved based on an individual or organizationā€™s availability and budget.

  • Hold a Drive: Each year, we need jackets, pajamas, and toys to meet the needs of children in our community. Many of our partners hold drives at their offices and/or act as drop-off locations, sharing this information with their networks.Ā 
  • Sponsor a Family: This is an opportunity for you or your organization to connect with a family through their story, and shop specifically for that family.Ā 
  • Volunteer: Volunteers help shop for families, organize and unpack drives, and create the magic of the holidays for children all over Rhode Island.Ā 

For more information please contact us at fundraising@cfsri.org.