Holiday Campaign Donations

Dear Neighbor,

With so many other things on your mind right now, you may not be thinking about our annual Holiday Campaign or the Police Department Stuff the Cruiser event that helps to support it.  It is hard to believe that the holiday season is right around the corner.  For the last three years, we have requested gift cards and monetary donations rather than actual gifts and your response has been, as always, overwhelmingly supportive.

This year, we are excited to be able to return to the tradition of giving toys, clothes and other gifts to East Haddam families in need of help providing holiday gifts for their children.

Please Note:  Only new, unopened and unwrapped gifts can be accepted.

Last year, 102 children in our community received gifts through our holiday campaign and we anticipate that the need might be even greater this year.  We are accepting toys and other gifts for children ages birth through 18 and can provide you with a child’s “wish list” if you would like some help with ideas.

We are appreciative of gift cards and monetary donations as well.  All monetary donations will be used to purchase gifts and all donations are tax deductible.

As always, our greatest challenge is providing gifts for youth ages 14 through 18.  Some general gift ideas for these older youth, include LED String lights, gift cards, drawing tablet & Stylus, toiletries, clothing, hats/gloves/scarves, art supplies, desktop ring lights, board games, 3D Printing pen, sporting equipment or books.

There are different ways that you can support this year’s campaign:

  • If you would like to adopt a family for the holidays, please go to or call us at 860-873-3296.
  • If you would like to donate new clothes, gifts, toys, books, games or gift cards, please deliver them to our office Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please go to  Simply click the donate button and enter your information.  Or you can send a check made payable to EHYFS Holiday Campaign to East Haddam Youth and Family Services, PO Box 572, Moodus, CT 06469.

Our Deadline for Accepting All Donations is December 4, 2023

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.