Holiday Campaign

Family Participation:

The holiday season is just around the corner, and once again East Haddam Youth & Family Services is preparing for our annual Holiday Campaign.  If you require assistance providing gifts for your children (birth to age 18) this year, you could be eligible to participate in this program.

Please Take Note: Participants must live in East Haddam/Moodus and your school-age children must be enrolled in the East Haddam school district.

Due to continued concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing the same thing this year as we did with last year.

Rather than giving toys, clothes and other gifts, we are again providing gift cards to families who need help with buying gifts for their children.  We realize that providing gift cards could result in families receiving fewer actual gifts than in past years.  It is hard to predict because we rely entirely on donations but we do want you to be aware of this possibility.  Last year seemed to go well and we are hopeful that this year will be as successful. 

Our hope is that providing you with gift cards will assist you with your own holiday shopping and allow you to order your purchases online and have them delivered right to your door.  We believe that this will help to mitigate the potential risk involved in going into stores during the holiday rush.  We have moved up our distribution date to facilitate this plan. Details are included in the application.

To register for this program, you must complete this application and provide proof of residency in the form of a household bill addressed to you, dated within the last 30 days (for example utility bill or rent/mortgage statement).  Also, we will need you to sign the release giving us permission to confirm your child’s/children’s enrollment in the East Haddam school district.  We will not be able to accept your application unless all of these documents have been received.

Completed applications and proof of residency must be returned no later than November 5th . We will be unable to accept applications after this date. Gift cards will be distributed November 22nd and 23rd. There will be no gift cards available after November 23rd.


Information for Donors