Christmas Program

The holiday season is a time to come together with family and friends, share food and fellowship, reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. This joyous time of year can also be very difficult. Some have experienced a loss that forever changes the holiday season, some are acutely reminded of their daily struggles and some do not have the resources to join in holiday festivities. With the generous support of our donors, we create hope for our clients and provide direct assistance to over 400 Syracuse families each Christmas.

Thanks to your contributions, we provide:

• Gift cards to parents to shop for food and toys for their families.
• Presents for senior citizens at our Senior Center and residents of our emergency shelters.
• Christmas parties for our five neighborhood centers and gifts for the children in our pre-k and after-school programs.
• Bus passes for clients to go shopping or visit family during the holidays.
• Outreach to facilitate participation in the Christmas Bureau, a community-wide partnership that provides food for Christmas dinners and gifts for children under 16.

The Christmas Program runs solely on your support! We are deeply grateful for your commitment to this program over the years. Here are a few ways to give this year:

Check/Credit Card: Checks can be returned in the enclosed envelope and online donations can be made by visiting or calling 315-362-7579.

Gift Cards: Gift cards from any local chain grocery store, Walmart or Target can be returned in the enclosed envelope and will be given to families.

Gift Items: Donations of new toys, clothing and outerwear can be brought to the House of Providence headquarters at 1654 West Onondaga Street.

To ensure timely delivery of gifts, please make donations on or before December 10th. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Development Coordinator Margaret Benze at 315-362-7579 or Thank you for making the holiday season brighter for so many families in our community!

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