For more than twenty years local hilltown families have received assistance with gifts for their children through a community project called Hilltown Holiday Help. Children of families with low to moderate income are eligible to receive clothing, books and toys. This effort is organized by the Hilltown Family Center and Hilltown Social Services programs in conjunction with the National Honor Society. Last year, we were able to provide gifts for ninety-six children from fifty two families.
This year, we expect an even higher need as the economic effects of the pandemic have had a great impact on local families. This is a community effort. Local businesses, schools, churches, organizations and area residents are invited to help with fundraising and shopping to provide gifts. We can help you give a gift to someone in need in our local communities. Hilltown Holiday Help has also found recipients for holiday meals, cords of wood, help with utility bills, gift cards, wrapping paper, gifts for teens and adults, and other items when provided. This year, we will be operating a little differently for the safety of families, students, donors and staff.
For families in need: Wish lists will be available through Hilltown Community Health Centers’ Community Programs staff at 413-667-2203 ext. 322, at local schools and at the Hilltown Community Center located at 9 Russell Rd in Huntington (on the front porch) from Monday, November 2nd through Monday, November 30th. Families with children from newborns through the age of twelve, may be eligible. Please bring proof of residency and birth certificates or social security cards for children. Gifts will be distributed on Thursday, December 10th through curbside pickup at the Hilltown Community Center or by delivery for those families with limited or no transportation.
For donors: Please arrange for a drop off time with staff or send monetary donations to the Attention of Kim Savery c/o HCHC Finance office at 58 Old North Rd, Worthington MA 01098, with checks made out to HCHC and Holiday Help in the memo or donate online by clicking this link. If you are unable to commit to becoming a sponsor this year consider volunteering! We are looking for delivery drivers (a great chance to channel your inner Santa).
If you are interested in donating or have questions, please contact Kim Savery at 413-685-3500, firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan at 413.667.2203 x.311 email@example.com