Help holiday wishes come true for thousands of children and families in The Home's care by participating in our gift drive.

WHY should I give?
You can help us ensure that every child in our care has a gift to open and families struggling to make ends meet are provided with much-needed essentials. Your generosity will bring joy and hope to our children and families. Every gifts makes an impact!

HOW can I give? 
In addition to dropping off a new, unwrapped gift at any of our drop-off sites, there are several other ways to participate in the gift drive:

Wish Lists - BigWishes2016_star.png IMPORTANTBigWishes2016_star.png  All of our families have been pledged but there are still THOUSANDS of children's wishes that need to be fulfilled. Select a gift for a particular child or purchase essentials for a family using our Wish List website. This easy online tool allows you to search by age, gender, gift type, family size, etc. Then go out and purchase the item(s) and deliver to one of our drop-off sites. Please see our Children Fulfillment Instructions and Adopt a Family Fulfillment Instructions

General Gift Ideas - Our greatest need is gifts for teenagers. Although we serve children of all ages, please consider giving a gift to an older child.

Amazon Wish List - BigWishes2016_star.png NEW! BigWishes2016_star.png Make purchases through our Amazon wish list and the items will conveniently ship directly to our Toy Room! PLEASE PURCHASE AMAZON WISH LIST ITEMS BY 12/18 TO ENSURE PROPER DELIVERY FOR THE HOLIDAY

Gift Card Challenge - Donate a gift card and help us double its value! Citizens Bank, TJX, and JN Phillips will match – dollar for dollar – up to $15,000 in gift card donations.

Host your own gift drive - See suggestions for the best way to organize a collection for a company or large group.

Therapy and Sensory Drive - Help collect items to our school-based and community clinicians for their work with our clients.

General Donation - Don't have time? Please consider a cash donation. 

Donation Tax Receipt Form - Please deliver this form along with your donation, or fax completed forms to 617-267-8142 or e-mail to This allows The Home to record the gifts being delivered our drop-off sites, as well as provide you with a tax receipt.

Used Items - Gently used items may be brought to The Thrift Shop of Boston at 33 Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA 02131. All proceeds from The Thrift Shop benefit The Home.

Questions? For more details about the gift drive and how it works, see Frequently Asked Questions.

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When to deliver donations:

November 30- December 20, 2018

Please try to deliver during the first two weeks. Wish List gifts must be delivered by December 17.

Where to deliver donations:

The Toy Room at Thrift Shop of Boston
33 Corinth Street (rear entrance)
Roslindale, MA 02131

Mon-Fri 11AM-7PM
Saturdays 11AM-3PM
Sundays: CLOSED

***Weekdays Dec 10-20 will have extended hours until 7PM****


Please Check our facebook page for announcEments of the toy room.


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