United Way of Central Massachusetts

Holiday Wish List 2014

Celebrate the holidays by giving back to your community!

As the holidays approach and we reflect on the blessings we have received during the last year, our minds and hearts turn to those most in need in our community. As has been the tradition for many years, the Community Services Program at United Way of Central Massachusetts is proud to bring you our 2014 Holiday Wish List as a way for you to help people in need, right here in central Massachusetts.

The Holiday Wish List offers a wide range of opportunities for businesses and individuals to support non-profit organizations that help local children and families. Find ways to help through donating gifts, volunteering at a holiday party, or creating food baskets for families. Search through the list and find a way to give back that suits you.


Please note, we changed the PDF file around this year to make it easier to read. However, these changes have made the file a bit larger and will take longer to load. Therefore, you can download the viewable version or the .zip file:


  • Download the viewable 2014 Holiday Wishlist PDF here.
  • Download the zipped 2014 Holiday Wishlist PDF here.

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    African Community Education Program (ACE)

    Donate non-perishable food items such as rice, beans, and canned vegetables for Thanksgiving distribution by November 22. Donate new or gently used winter clothing such as boots, hats, scarves, and coats to be distributed to ACE families during the holiday season. Donations accepted November – January.

    Contact: Frank Murphy
    (508) 799-3653

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    AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.

    Donate new, unwrapped gifts for children ages 0 – 16.  This could include clothing items, educational items, gift cards, socks, scarfs, hats, mittens, and toys. We have a toy distribution event on December 17th and 18th and we are requesting donations prior to that event.

    Contact: Patricia Price
    (508) 755-3773

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    Alternatives Unlimited

    Donate $5 gift cards to grocery stores, pharmacies, department stores, and fast food establishments.

    Contact: Sandra Marquis
    (508) 266-6517

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    American Red Cross of Central MA

    Donate quality cotton socks and slippers in all sizes.

    Contact: Ray Duffy
    (508) 595-3762

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    Ascentria Care Alliance (formally Lutheran Social Services)

    Donate bus passes to help clients get to their English classes on cold winter days during the holidays and beyond. 

    Contact: Diane Fitzmaurice
    (774) 243-3938

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    Auburn Youth and Family Services

    Donate new toys, games, and books for children of all ages; grocery store gift cards for holiday food baskets; gifts for teens such as movie passes, music, gaming gift cards, and personal care items; and gift cards to clothing and shoe stores to purchase gifts for children and teens. “Adopt” a family and provide gifts for Christmas. Call for details.

    Contact: Sally D’Arcangelo
    (508) 832-5707

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters Central MA/Metro West

    Call to “adopt” a family for the holidays or donate gift cards to local grocery and discount stores, board games, sports equipment and balls, craft supplies, and other small gift items suitable for children.

    Contact: Melanie Perreault
    (508) 752-7868 ext. 14

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    Birthday Wishes

    Donate toys and pajamas for children ages 1 – 14 and gift cards to discount stores to purchase gifts for children. Groups are welcomed to organize a drive for these items. Call for more information.

    Contact: Tammy Regan
    (866) 388-9474 ext. 5

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    Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

    Donate toys for children ages 5 – 12 and gift cards for youths ages 13 – 18.  Donors also have the opportunity to “adopt” a child or a family for the holidays.

    Contact: Liz Hamilton
    (508) 754-2686

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    Burncoat Family Center

    Donate new toys, books, clothes, outerwear, boots, and gift cards for boys and girls ages 4 – 18; gift certificates for movies, bowling, and other activities; non-religious holiday decorations and gift-wrap; and food for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

    Contact: Katie Dwan
    (508) 853-6988 x222

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    Catholic Charities

    Donate non-perishable foods; personal hygiene items such as soaps, shampoos and razors; gift cards to food and/or discount retail stores; adult gloves, scarves, hats, and warm sweaters and jackets of all sizes.

    Contact: Othello Dennis
    (508) 860-2249

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    Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

    Donate toys, gift cards for teens, children and adult winter boots, and jackets for homeless families.

    Contact: Katherine Kerr
    (508) 791-7265

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    Children’s Friend, Inc.

    Donate gift cards for discount and grocery stores that will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season to be used for food, clothes, and gifts.

    Contact: Karen Ludington
    (508) 459-6424

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    Community Healthlink – Faith House

    Donate winter hats, scarfs, gloves, socks and slippers; fleece throws, journals, pens, planners, recovery books; personal care items such as shower gel, face cleaner, or makeup. 

    Contact: Sharon Vincent
    (508) 860-1287

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    Community Healthlink – Granite Street Program

    Donate winter coats, hats, boots, sweaters and mittens for men and women; small gift items such as CD players, CDs, gift cards, pajamas, socks, and bathrobes.

    Contact: Sheryl Cardin
    (508) 860-1166

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    Community Healthlink – Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program

    Donate winter hats, gloves, and backpacks.

    Contact: Brian Bickford
    (508) 860-1139

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    Community Healthlink – Safe Haven Program

    Donate winter coats, hats, gloves, and socks for men and women; gift cards to coffee shops and retail stores.

    Contact: Erin McGlynn
    (508) 860-1292

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    Community Healthlink –Together for Kids

    Donate multiple copies of “Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers”, recommended by Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. See the list of books here.

    Contact: Lynn Hennigan
    (508) 421-4453

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    Dare Family Services

    Donate toys and other items for children ages 10 – 18. Items for teens especially needed.

    Contact: Armida Martinez
    (508) 755-7100

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    Dismas House

    Donate gift cards for male residents: sheets and blankets, toiletries, hats, gloves, and pajamas.

    Contact: David McMahon
    (508) 799-9389

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    Dress for Success Worcester

    Donate gift cards to grocery and retail stores.

    Contact: Linda Reding
    (508) 796-5660

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    Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.

    Donate small toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo to be used as gifts for Meals on Wheels recipients.

    Contact: Julia Martiros
    (508) 852-3205

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    Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

    Donate new items for newborns and mothers in need: baby blankets, toiletries, newborn undergarments, socks, bibs, infant equipment such as car seats, new maternity clothes, and gift cards for discount and grocery stores. Donate new items for immigrants/refugees such as coats, gloves and mittens, hats, scarves; personal care items; grocery store gift cards and home first aid kits. Donate new household items for homeless families including sheet sets, blankets, cooking utensils, pots and pans, and cleaning supplies such as brooms and mops.

    Contact: Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
    (508) 860-7951

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    Family Success Partnership

    Donate gift cards to grocery stores to purchase items for a holiday meal; gift cards to discount stores; and children’s winter clothing including gloves, socks, and small sized winter coats.

    Contact: Courtney Hale
    (774) 245-5416

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    Frances Perkins and Foundations Transitional Programs

    Donate educational toys for children ages 1 – 12; gift cards and gift certificates; household items such as bedding, pots and pans; personal hygiene products; and diapers.

    Contact: Ivonne Suarez
    (508) 757-7506

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    Friendly House Shelter

    Donate household items such as dishes and small kitchen appliances, sheets and blankets in sizes twin and full, diapers, and gift cards for ages 15 – 18. Drop off items at 87 Elm Street, Worcester.

    Contact: Evelyn Vega-Rodrigues
    (508) 792-1799

    Friendly House, Inc.

    Donate non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving and Christmas such as gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rice, pasta, cereal, beans, soup, desserts, frozen turkeys, or hams. Donations are needed prior to November 26th for Thanksgiving and December 23rd for Christmas. Donate gift cards of all kinds for our teens and families and toys for children ages 0 – 12 years.

    Contact: Susan Daly
    (508) 755-4362

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    Girls Incorporated of Worcester

    Donate new, age-appropriate books for girls grades K – 8.  Donate items for the holiday party including bookmarks, pens, pencils, erasers, small journal books, candy canes, candy to fill small stockings for girls, prefilled stockings, baking supplies and decorations for sugar cookies, and craft materials.

    Contact: Kathy Odgren
    (508) 755-6455 ext. 37

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    Greater Worcester Housing Connection – SMOC

    Donate socks, underwear, hats, gloves, and coats for men and women; hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, combs, and toothbrushes; sheets; linens; towels; and household goods. Donated items used for clients of the homeless street outreach, homeless shelter, and housing stabilization programs.

    Contact: Jayde Campbell
    (508) 757-0103 ext. 6329

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    Green Island Neighborhood Center

    Donate pajamas, socks, coats, hats, and gloves for all sizes; food, candy, gifts for Christmas, gift cards and movie tickets; and non-perishable items for Thanksgiving baskets.

    Contact: Rochelle Appiah
    (508) 753-4661

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    Guild of St. Agnes

    Donate gift cards for toys and grocery items; gifts for children newborn to age 12 such as balls and game boards; disposable diapers and related items; hats, mittens, and coats in children’s sizes. Gift cards for school-age children especially needed.

    Contact: Sharon Woodbury
    (508) 755-2238 x22

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    Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    Donate 7.5 foot Christmas tree for resident dining area.

    Contact: Susan Murphy
    (508) 852-1000

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    Horizons for Homeless Children

    Donate play dough, play dough tools, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, colored pencils, and non-battery operated board games.

    Contact: Tara Hurd or Casey Zink
    (508) 755-2615

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    Jeremiah’s Inn

    Donate men’s coats, socks, flannel shirts, underwear, and T-shirts in all sizes; toiletries; gift cards; and toys for children ages 1–15.

    Contact: Denise Hurley
    (508) 755-6403

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    Leicester Council on Aging

    Donate small gifts such as toiletries, candy and stationary; grocery store gift cards for home-bound and low-income seniors; warm blankets; socks; and flannel sheets.

    Contact: Rachelle Cloutier
    (508) 892-7016

    LUK

    Donate toys for children ages 2 and up including Disney toys, Dora, pretend food items, art supplies, model cars, blocks, and books; gift cards to toy and discount stores. Gift items for teenage boys especially needed.

    Contact: Melissa Murphy
    (508) 762-3205

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    MOC Child Care and Head Start –Hosmer Site

    Donate coats, grocery gift cards, toys, games, books, and food baskets for children and families in need. Donate wood or PVC material for use by children in classroom. Call for details.

    Contact: Cris Siler
    (978) 345-8549 ext. 308

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    Nativity School of Worcester

    Donate navy blue blazers, white button down shirts, khaki pants, belts, and dress shoes for boys in sizes from boys’ small to men’s medium; sports equipment such as baseballs, soccer balls, and related items; art supplies and music equipment such as instruments scores and songbooks.

    Contact: Patrick Maloney
    (508) 799-0100

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    NEADS

    Donate twin size blankets and sheets, pillows, fabric or zippered pillow covers; gifts cards to discount stores or home improvement stores.

    Contact: Sherrie Forest
    (978)422-9064

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    Project New Hope

    Donate gift cards of any kind including clothing stores, restaurants, toy stores, discount retail stores, movie passes, sporting events, museums, or concerts.

    Contact: Bill Moore
    (774) 243-7859

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    Rainbow Child Development Center

    Donate new or gently-used board games and DVDs; winter outerwear items for children 6 weeks – 13 years including coats, hats, mittens and boots; new socks and underwear in sizes 3T – 6; and gift cards to discount stores. Donate grocery store gift cards for Christmas dinner.

    Contact: Joyce Rowell
    (508) 791-6849

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    Regional Environmental Council

    Donate grocery store gift cards for family Thanksgiving and Holiday parties; non-perishable, healthy snacks for teens; and small treats and gifts for College Care Packages for first generation college students.

    Contact: Bettny Mazur
    (508) 799-9139

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    South Worcester Neighborhood Center

    Donate Christmas gifts such as coats, sweaters or gift cards to discount, electronic, and clothing stores for teenage boys and girls ages 14 – 16.

    Contact: Ron Charette
    (508) 757-8344

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    Stand Up For Kids Worcester

    Donate non-perishable food; gift cards for fast food, coffee shops, and grocery stores; men’s and women’s winter hats, gloves, hoodie-type sweat shirts, packaged socks and underwear; gift cards for winter boots; and long underwear.

    Contact: Donna Katsoudas
    (774) 239-8844

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    The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

    Donate bed sheets and comforters in twin and full size; personal care items such as shampoos, soap, deodorant and lotions; hats, gloves and mittens, sweatshirts, socks, winter coats; board games, puzzles, and gift cards.

    Contact: Wanja Kiraguri
    (508) 755-0333

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    UMass In-Patient Continuing Care Adolescent Program

    Donate women and men’s (especially men’s) sweatpants, sweatshirts, T-shirts in sizes XL-XXXL in unisex colors (blue, black, gray), hats gloves, and mittens.

    Contact: Lynne Sullivan
    (508) 368-0521

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    Veterans Inc.

    Donate gift certificates to supermarkets, restaurant/fast food, and discount stores; gas cards; movie tickets; bus or train passes; sporting event tickets; museum passes; concert tickets; non-perishable canned goods/food items; frozen turkeys and hams; and new sports attire of all sizes.

    Contact: Rachael Caplin
    (800) 482-2565 ext. 154

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    Visitation House

    Donate women’s adult size slippers, socks or pajamas; gift cards to markets, pharmacies, and discount stores; journals; pens; scrapbooking; and other craft supplies.

    Contact: Sherry Robbins
    (508) 798-8002

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    Webster Square Day Care Center

    Donate small holiday gifts for 60 preschool children ages 3 – 5. Donate snacks and juice for a holiday party.

    Contact: Di-Ann Ethier
    (508) 756-3567

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    Why Me, Inc.

    Donate gift cards to discount stores or grocery stores; arts and crafts kits for kids; brand new toys and games for ages 5 – 10; food items such as potatoes, stuffing mix, dessert mixes, and hams for holiday meals.

    Contact: Robyn Lewis
    (508) 757-7734

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    Worcester Comprehensive Child Care

    Donate hats and mittens for children and gift cards for families. Call for details.

    Contact: Gloria Sinclair
    (508) 852-3792 ext. 17

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    Worcester County Food Bank

    Donate non-perishable food for distribution to area emergency feeding programs. Drop off items Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Please visit http://www.foodbank.org for more information.

    Contact: Please call the office before dropping off at (508) 842-3663

    Worcester Housing Authority

    Donate Christmas trees and decorations for use in resident community rooms.

    Contact: Lynn O’Toole
    (508) 635-3306

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    Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

    Donate men’s and women’s clothing in all sizes (especially XL and plus sizes) such as sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, underwear, and T-shirts; toiletries such as hairbrushes, makeup, shampoo, body wash, and lotion; inexpensive male and female jewelry items such as crosses, watches, and rings; games, cards, word search books; and other small gift items.

    Contact: Sandy Epstein
    (508) 368-3524

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    Worcester Senior Center

    Donate holiday gifts for children and families. Gifts for teenagers are especially needed.

    Contact: Patty Hainsworth
    (508) 799-1231

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    Y.O.U., Inc.

    Donate holiday gifts for children and families. Gifts for teenagers are especially needed.

    Contact: Lenore Rust
    (508) 770-0511 ext. 111

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    YWCA Early Education and Care

    Donate new books for infants, toddlers, and preschool children; art supplies, large paper, and musical instruments. Donate gently used clothing sizes 1 month – 5 years in all seasons.

    Contact: Darlene Belliveau
    (508) 767-2505 ext. 3031

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    YWCA of Central Massachusetts

    Donate coats for women, children, and teens; hats and gloves; books for all ages; journals; and gift cards to discount and grocery stores.

    Contact: Lory Santoro
    (508) 755-5371 ext. 3075

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    YWCA Young Parent Program

    Donate gift cards to grocery stores, pharmacies or discount retail stores; hats and gloves for children ages 1 – 4; hats and gloves for teen moms ages 16 – 21; and toys for toddlers ages 1 – 4.

    Contact: Aly Whalen
    (508) 791-3181 ext. 3028

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    Volunteer opportunities:

    African Community Education Program (ACE)

    Assist students with their homework as well as co-facilitating leadership and extracurricular activities. Volunteers are needed during our busy holiday weeks of November 23 – December 18th, weekdays from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Volunteers may sign up for one or more days. Experience tutoring or working with youth required.

    Contact: Frank Murphy
    (508) 799-3653

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    AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.

    Help is needed with the annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 12 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Help is needed with serving food, set up, clean up, arts and crafts table for the children, and helping Santa give out gifts.

    Contact: Patricia Price
    (508) 755-3773

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    Alternatives Unlimited

    Help at holiday party on December 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at raffle table and for planned activities for guests.

    Contact: Sandra Marquis
    (508) 266-6517

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    American Red Cross of Central MA

    Join us for our annual “Holiday for Heroes” Program.  Send cards of thanks and encouragement to veterans. You do not need to know anyone in the military. Assist by sorting holiday cards that will be delivered to veterans in Central MA. Youth groups needed to make and draw cards. Call for guidelines. Join a card signing party on November 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Contact: Ray Duffy
    (508) 595-3762

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    Auburn Youth and Family Services

    Help with Thanksgiving food basket distribution on the afternoons and evenings of November 24 and November 25.

    Contact: Sally D’Arcangelo
    (508) 832-5707

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    Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

    Volunteers can schedule appointments to gift wrap donated toys and presents that will be distributed to our club members, ages 5 – 18, during the holidays. Gift wrapping can be scheduled throughout the month of December. The annual gift wrapping party will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

    Contact: Liz Hamilton
    (508) 754-2686

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    Catholic Charities Bishop’s Dinner

    Help deliver Thanksgiving or Christmas meals to homebound individuals, November 28 and December 25. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m.

    Contact: Bob Cronin
    (508) 860-2228

    Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

    Adults/older teen volunteers needed for the week of November 3-7 or November 17-21 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Help organize closet/storage spaces to make room for donated winter clothing and toys.
    Volunteers are needed to help paint furniture that will be given out during the holidays at our Donation Clearing House program. This is a great project for families, small groups, and individuals.

    Contact: Katherine Kerr
    (508) 791-7265

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    Dare Family Services

    Contact local companies to secure gifts for foster children during the holiday season. Call for more information.

    Contact: Armida Martinez
    (508) 755-7100

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    Dismas House

    Help prepare meals during the holidays. Volunteers may bring or cook dinner, and share the meal with residents.

    Contact: David McMahon
    (508) 799-9389

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    First Night Worcester

    Help is needed on December 31 to staff various activities such as crowd safety, announcing performances, or selling buttons. Choose a 3.5-hour shift between 3:00 p.m. and midnight. Volunteers receive a souvenir hat and button for free admission to venues.

    Contact: Howard
    (508) 799-4909

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    Friendly House, Inc.

    Help at the annual Christmas Party on December 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volunteers will assist in the set up and clean up, as well as distributing snacks and toys to over 1,000 children. Call to schedule times.

    Contact: Susan Daly or Danielle Delgado
    (508) 755-4362

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    Girls Incorporated of Worcester

    Help with Holiday Party on December 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. with set up, leading craft/activity/refreshment tables, and clean up.  This is a great activity for individuals and families.

    Contact: Anne McCarthy
    (508) 755-6455 ext. 41

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    Greater Worcester Housing Connection – SMOC

    Prepare and serve holiday meals November 27 and December 25 at the individual adult homeless shelter. Call to schedule time.

    Contact: Jayde Campbell
    (508) 757-0103 ext. 6329

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    Green Island Neighborhood Center

    Help pick up food for Thanksgiving baskets. Help pack holiday baskets or sort toys. Call for dates.

    Contact: Rochelle Appiah
    (508) 753-4661

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    Guild of St. Agnes

    Read to preschool children or create a winter-themed activity for school-age children. Assist with wrapping gifts in December. Call for details.

    Contact: Sharon Woodbury
    (508) 755-2238

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    Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    Decorate Christmas trees throughout the building for residents. Call to schedule a date during the weekday.

    Contact: Susan Murphy
    (508) 852-1000

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    Jeremiah’s Inn

    Cook a weekday evening meal served at 5:00 p.m. for 27 residents anytime during the holidays. Use the fully-equipped kitchen facility to share your specialty with others. Groups welcome.

    Contact: Denise Hurley
    (508) 755-6403

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    MOC Child Care and Head Start –Hosmer Site

    Play games or read to preschoolers. Handy person needed to cut and sand PVC material for use by children in the classrooms.

    Contact: Cris Siler
    (978) 345-8549 ext. 308

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    Project New Hope

    Sort toy donations in early December, call for dates. Distribute gifts to families at holiday party on December 13 between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Contact: Bill Moore
    (774) 243-7859

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    The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

    Sort and wrap holiday gifts from December 15 – 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call to schedule time.

    Contact: Wanja Kiraguri
    (508) 755-0333

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    The Community Builders at Plumley Village

    Serve food, help decorate, or lead easy craft activities at our annual Holiday Party on December 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester. Volunteer photographer needed to take pictures of children with Santa and then print them. Materials will be provided.

    Contact: Anne Vinick
    (508) 770-0508

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    Webster Square Day Care Center

    Host a holiday party for 60 children and provide a Santa, snack, and small gift for each child. Call to schedule a convenient date.

    Contact: Di-Ann Ethier
    (508) 756-3567

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    Worcester Housing Authority

    Help prepare and serve a holiday meal to elderly/disabled residents afternoons or evenings. Call to arrange a date and location.

    Contact: Lynn O’Toole
    (508) 635-3306

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    Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

    Organize a small group for storytelling, singing Christmas carols, performing a holiday concert, or sponsoring a holiday party. Wrap gifts or bake for a holiday bake sale. Call for dates.

    Contact: Sandy Epstein
    (508) 368-3524

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    Worcester Senior Center

    Help decorate for the holidays by setting up and trimming two holiday trees and decorating the lobby and lunchroom areas on December 2 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Help serve refreshments and coordinate children’s activities at Polar Express event December 17 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Contact: Patty Hainsworth
    (508) 799-1231

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    YWCA Early Education and Care

    Read to young children or visit classroom and share information about your career or hobby. Flexible dates and times are available. Call for more information.

    Contact: Darlene Belliveau
    (508) 767-2505 ext. 3031

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    YWCA Young Parent Program

    Host a Holiday Party for teen mothers ages 16 – 21 and their young children ages 1 – 4, coordinate holiday activities, and play Santa handing out small gifts. This is a great activity for a group. Call to schedule a convenient date and time.

    Contact: Aly Whalen
    (508) 791-3181 ext. 3028

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