Holiday Aid

Due to the current situation regarding health and safety concerns, the normally bustling activity of the Holiday Aid Program has been curtailed, out of caution, for this year. We have temporarily shifted to distributing food store gift cards for holiday meals and Walmart and Target gift cards for clothing and toys. The need is greater than ever this year. Please donate!

The Department of Human Services’ Holiday Aid Program assists disadvantaged Greenwich families and individuals at Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing food baskets, food vouchers or gift cards, toys, clothing and other gift items. The program is made possible by generous donations from community organizations, church groups, local businesses and private individuals.

Food Baskets

The Department coordinates community efforts to provide food baskets to eligible Greenwich families and individuals at Thanksgiving and Christmas/Chanukah. Baskets should contain foods and other items needed to make a traditional holiday dinner. Delivery of baskets to the recipient is welcome but can be arranged for you.

Food Vouchers/Gift Cards

All Holiday Aid recipients who do not receive a food basket are issued a voucher or gift card, which can be used at local supermarkets to purchase supplies for a holiday meal. Monetary donations from the community are used to purchase the vouchers/cards.

Toy Distribution

Unwrapped toys and young-teen gifts are distributed to the parents of disadvantaged children in time for the holidays. Donations of new toys are always needed for this event.

Angel Tree

Community groups sponsor Angel Trees where specific clothing items, such as winter coats or boots and/or Toys are requested for children 0-18. Groups also sponsor Mitten Trees, donating hats, gloves mittens and warm socks which are distributed along with the toys.

Click Here to view 2021 Holiday Aid Program Report.

Checks should be made payable to The Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund, Inc. and sent to Greenwich Department of Human Services, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich CT 06830