Holiday Campaign Donations

Due to continued concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to keep contact limited while maintaining our goal of offering families a positive and uplifting experience around the holidays, we are doing the same thing with our campaign this year as we did last year.

Rather than asking for toys, clothes and other gifts, this year we are again asking for gift cards and monetary donations for distribution to families who need help with buying gifts for their children.  Last year was very successful and we are hopeful that this year will be as well.

In anticipation of possible mail and delivery delays around the holidays, we have to move our distribution date up. We will distribute gift cards to families on November 22rd and 23th so that they have ample time to shop and can take advantage of Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. and receive their items in plenty of time.


Last year, through the generosity and thoughtfulness of the East Haddam community, 49 families with a total of 99 children received holiday gift cards in the amount of $200.00 per child. This year, we expect the need to be as great or even greater.

If you would like to donate one or more gift cards, we ask that you purchase them in increments of $10, $25, $50, or $75 from either Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kohl’s or Visa.    

All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional gift cards and all donations are tax deductible.

Gift cards and checks can be mailed to East Haddam Youth and Family Services, PO Box 572, Moodus, CT 06469 or hand delivered to the office at 387 East Haddam-Moodus Road in Moodus.  

Thank you for your generous and continuing support of our Holiday Campaign and the children it serves.  All of us at Youth and Family Services wish you a safe, healthy, and joyful holiday season.

Important: Please select “Holiday Campaign” from the drop down menu of programs, or include the word “holiday” in the note section of the donation so we can ensure it is appropriately allocated.