Winter Wishes



This holiday season, give back to those in need. United Way of Passaic County's Winter Wishes Program helps families in need by providing gifts for children and families.  We need your help to make this holiday season joyful for families in Passaic County!  Here are several ways for you to be involved:

Host a Collection Drive

Gather your friends and your fellow co-workers and hold a drive.  Hosting a drive is a great way to engage your employees and friends to bring joy to a child during the holiday season.  We’re collecting toys, games, books, gloves, hats, and outerwear.  Click on the link above for full details on how to hold a successful drive and for helpful materials to spread the word!

Our collection deadline is Friday, December 7.

Sponsor a Family

Through our partner agencies who assist families with basic services, we have identified families who are most in need.  If you are interested in helping an entire family, let us know!  This is a great way to involve your whole family in bringing joy to another family.  We will provide you with information on the family and a list of wishes from the family members.  You shop, wrap and bring the gifts to us.  We will get them to the agency for you.  

Our collection deadline is Friday, December 7.


Want to just shop for toys on your own?  That is great!  Click on this flyer for a list of items we are collecting, shop then contact us to drop off by December 7.


Gift cards give parents an opportunity to shop for their children themselves and make a great gift for our hard-to-shop-for teenagers.  Gift Cards also allow parents to pay for essential items such as including groceries.   Gift cards in any amount are appreciated.  You may drop them off at our office or contact us to make other arrangements.  Just let us know they are for Winter Wishes!  
Suggested stores for gift cards:
Walmart, Marshall’s, Target, Old Navy, 5 Below, GameStop, Shoprite, Price Rite, Amazon, VISA,etc.
Dropping off gift cards early (Between now and December 7) allows parents an opportunity to shop for their children and to take advantage of sales. Deadline for Gift Cards is FRIDAY, December 7.  



United Way is always looking for volunteers, especially during the holidays.  This holiday season, consider picking up and delivering Winter Wishes donations to the United Way Winter Wishes Donation Site or come help sort and organize donations.  

Click here to Register your Drive or to Volunteer