Holiday Gift Bag Drive

Community Servings’ annual Holiday Gift Bag Drive is officially underway. This year, our goal is to deliver over 900 holiday gift bags filled with gifts and basic necessities to our critically ill neighbors in need.

We are actively seeking donations of essential items from individuals, schools, religious groups, and corporations to help fill each bag. We ask that givers shop for and donate items from the list below so that we can ensure each gift bag meets the specific needs of our clients. Our hope is that each bag will contain a gift card and an assortment of items from the list below.

For corporations and groups interested in providing a set quantity of completed gift bags, please contact Leigh Kalbacker, Director of Programs at Community Servings, at lkalbacker@servings.org.

Completed bags and items can be dropped off at Community Servings (179 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130) Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Items to Donate

$25 Gift Cards to:

  • Stop & Shop
  • Market Basket
  • Shaw’s
  • Whole Foods
  • Price Rite
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Primark
  • CVS
  • Walgreens
  • Amazon
  • Marshalls
  • TJ Maxx
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Regal, AMC, Fandango
  • GameStop
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Starbucks
  • Panera Bread
  • iTunes
  • Five Below
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Lyft
  • Uber

Requested Items:

  • 2020 Calendars or planners–full and pocket size
  • Adult & children’s books/magazines
  • Small board or card games/puzzles
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Pens, pencil, notebooks, backpacks
  • Hat/scarves/gloves (men’s, women & children’s)
  • Socks (men’s, women & children’s)
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa
  • Coffee mug, water bottles (no glass)
  • Bento/lunch bags
  • Candy, snacks, diabetic treats
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Unscented soap/body wash/bath bombs
  • Unscented lotion, Vaseline and lip balm
  • Towels, facecloths, hand towels
  • Small throw blanket
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Stamps
  • Hair accessories

Our goal is for each Holiday Gift Bag to contain a gift card plus a variety of other items listed here!

Volunteer

We need help filling festive, reusable gift bags with donated items!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2-4PM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 10AM-12PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2-4PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 10AM-12PM

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