Ashland Holiday Program

We need your help to run our Holiday Program!

Dear Community Member, 

We hope this letter finds you in the best of spirits as you prepare for the upcoming 2023 Holiday Season!

As you know, this time of year can be a source of stress, and strain for most of us, particularly for our neighbors struggling with financial, housing, and food insecurities. In an effort to help alleviate some of the anxiety and economic burden that can coincide with the holidays, we would like to invite you to spread some joy to a child in need this season.

The Ashland Community Center, in partnership with the Department of Prevention and Human Services, is contacting you to inquire about your interest in contributing to our annual holiday program! There are a few ways in which to participate, we welcome any level of involvement you choose.

In an effort to maintain consistency for all the children partaking in the holiday program, the suggested rough estimate average cost per adopted child should ideally range between $100-$200. You will be provided with the child's clothing sizes, favorite colors, hobbies/interests, and a few gift suggestions submitted by their parent/guardian. We additionally utilize ‘filler gifts’ for a number of reasons, including our effort to make sure no child is turned away when we receive a last-minute holiday assistance request when it is too late to shop specifically for their wish list. 

Option 1: One person, or a group of people, can sponsor one child, or a number of children in the amount of their choosing

Option 2: Purchase ‘filler gifts’
Examples of filler gifts include;  Art Supplies, Hats/Gloves/Scarves, Hair Accessories, Books, Games, Popits/Fidgets/Stress Balls, Cars, Nerf Balls, Water Bottles, Pokemon Cards, Nail Polish/Make-up, Dolls, Journals/Notebooks, Coloring Books (adult & child), Socks, SuperHero Themed Toys, Comic Books, Clothes/Jackets, etc. 

Option 3: Purchase gift cards
Examples of gift cards include;  Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, TJ Maxx, CVS, Walgreens, Ashland Reiki Store, Dunkin Donuts, Honey Dew Donuts, McDonalds, Local Pizza Places, Local Restaurants, Amazon, PlayStation, Xbox, etc.

We hope to begin pairing donors and participants by the end of October. Your completion of this short survey is greatly appreciated! 

Our annual Holiday Program would not be made possible without your generosity! You are very much appreciated!

With Gratitude, 

The Ashland Community Center