This holiday season, give back to those in need. United Way of Passaic County's Winter Wishes Program helps those in need including children, families, and adults with disabilities.
Select the participation option that works best for you:
HOST A COLLECTION DRIVE
Examples of items you could collect:
- Warm winter outerwear (coats, hats, gloves) - for adults and children
- For children: activity books, board games, books, coloring books/crayons, and puzzles.
- Toys - please collect only brand new toys in original retail wrapping.
ALL COLLECTED ITEMS ARE NEEDED BY MONDAY DECEMBER 19
REGISTER TO SPONSOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY
Get personal by giving gifts to one family! A limited number of families and individuals are helped directly by United Way of Passaic County and its partners. United Way collects the names of local families and their winter wishes. We then provide to you the names, ages and wishes in the form of a digital wish book.
ALL GIFTS ARE NEEDED BY MONDAY DECEMBER 19
DONATE TOYS/FOOD STORE GIFT CARDS
Gift cards are helpful for parents who need groceries, other essentials or need to pick out items in certain sizes. These also make great gifts for our teen recipients!
Gift cards can be in any amount. Ideas for stores are Target, Walmart, Shoprite, A&P for the parents; and Apple, Gamestop, Sephora, Old Navy, etc for the teens.
United Way is always looking for volunteers, especially the week of December 19. This Winter Wishes, consider picking up and delivering donations to the United Way Winter Wishes work site or sorting and organizing donations.
Corporate volunteer inquiries click here
Individual volunteer inquiries click here
If you have any questions, please contact Winter Wishes Coordinator, Caroline Schneider at (973) 279-8900 Ext. 207 or email.