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 and Walmart 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, and VISA gift cards usable at any retailer. We also accept and encourage donations of new and unwrapped toys and household goods to add to our holiday store.
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. We also offer vouches to Habitat for Humanity ReStores in our area, including Raritan Valley ReStore in Manville and Warren ReStore in Washington. This collaboration with our neighborhood ReStores helps our clients purchase furniture or household goods while supporting Habitat for Humanity's mission of providing affordable housing options in our region.
Holiday Hands regularly serves 2,500+ neighbors in need, and we count on the support of donors and volunteers to meet our yearly goals.
In the months before the program, this website will be updated with links to our online and downloadable shopping lists and other ways to get involved.