Holiday Hands provides holiday gifts to thousands of Hunterdon County low to moderate income families, elderly residents, and individuals with special needs. To do this, we reach out to these individuals in our community and ask them what they most need and wish for. We then create shopping lists that are available through our website for local purchasing, or via wish lists on Amazon for online shoppers. Generic and store-based gift cards are also accepted, with our more frequent requests coming from retailers such as Walmart, ShopRite, Kohl's, Burlington, and Marshalls (with a preference for $25 denominations). We also accept and encourage donations of new and unwrapped toys and household goods to add to our holiday store. You can find links to our clients' wish lists on our website at www.uwhunterdon.org/holiday-hands starting from November 1st. Making a monetary donation here allows us to fill the gaps as needed and shop on your behalf.
All purchased items are sent to our Volunteer Center which is transformed into a holiday store where clients can shop and select items for themselves and their family, allowing the dignity of choice!
Holiday Hands regularly serves 1,350+ neighbors in need, and we count on the support of donors and volunteers to meet our yearly goals.
Please complete the "Donor Information Form" below before November 1, 2023 so we can ensure to fulfill our clients' holiday wishes!
Together, we will continue to build a stronger, more resilient community where every child can fully engage in their education.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the deadline to drop off items? Friday, December 1st, 2023.
Where do I drop off items? Items can be dropped off at the United Way of Hunterdon County Volunteer Center (20 Fulper Road, Flemington, NJ 08822) from Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or by appointment.
Where can I access the wish list? Click here to download our 2023 Holiday Hands wish list.
How can I run a drive for Holiday Hands? Click here to learn how to run a drive. If you are running a drive, please let us know! We have plenty of resources for you, and we'd love to increase your campaign's visibility on our social media pages.