Help holiday wishes come true for thousands of children and families in The Home's care by participating in our Gift Card Drive. The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for vulnerable children and families, increasing the need for your support this year. With your help, we can make more wishes than ever come true this holiday season!

WHY should I give?
You help to ensure every child in our care has a gift to open and every family we serve is provided with much-needed essentials. In some circumstances, children in our residential programs will spend the holidays with us and your gift helps us to create warm holiday memories for them. You help us to do everything we can to make this time of year as joyous as possible for those who may be having difficulties, including many of the families in our community-based programs who are struggling to make ends meet and would not otherwise be able to afford to celebrate the holidays.

WHAT types of items do you need? 
Our greatest need this year is GIFT CARDS. Due to the pandemic, we cannot accept donations of physical items, so we hope to provide gift cards so parents and our program staff can purchase items on children's and families' wish lists on your behalf.

WHERE can I send donations? 
Please send all gift cards to The Home for Little Wanderers at 10 Guest Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02135. ATTN: Big Wishes.
NOTE: Our Toy Room is CLOSED this year. We are NOT accepting physical items at any of our locations due to COVID-19.

HOW can I give? 
Please choose an option below that works best for you to send a gift card for our children and families.

Wish Lists - Select an individual child or purchase a gift card for family essentials using our Wish List website ( This easy and fun online tool allows you to search by age, gender, family size, etc. Then go out and purchase a gift card to fulfill the item(s) and send to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02135. Please send all gift cards by Dec. 18, 2020 if possible, though we will accept through the holidays! Please check back to see our Children Fulfillment Instructions and Adopt a Family Fulfillment Instructions

Gift Card drop off site - Find your local store to drop off gift cards.

Amazon Wish List - BigWishes2016_star.png NEW! BigWishes2016_star.png With just a few clicks you can purchase and send a gift card to a specific store from our Amazon Wish List directly to The Home for Little Wanderers. Use and select The Home for Little Wanderers as your charity to make an even bigger impact!  

Gift Card Challenge - Citizens Bank and TJX will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 in gift card donations this year. Help us reach our goal! Our kids and families need gift cards for places like T.J. Maxx/Marshalls, Target, Stop & Shop, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Amazon, and more.

Donate Online - Too hard to choose which child or family's wish to fulfill? You can make a monetary gift online at Your gift supports our programs and helps vulnerable children and families during the holidays and year-round. 

Donation Tax Receipt Form
- Please deliver a copy of this form along with your gift card donation, or fax completed forms to 617-267-8142 or e-mail to This allows The Home to record your generous contributions and your copy can serve as your charitable tax receipt.


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Now through December 18th: Big Wishes Gift Card Drive

Where to send Gift Cards:

The Home For Little Wanderers
10 Guest Street
Boston, Ma - Floor 3

Due to COVID-19, the Toy Room will be closed this year. For the safety of our clients, staff, and donors, we are not accepting any physical items. We are accepting Gift Cards to purchase gifts and essentials for the children and families for our Big Wishes drive.