Ahead of the holidays, many of us are looking for ways to make sure everyone in our community has a happy holiday season.
That is why we have put together a list of places to donate food, clothing toys, and other necessities, as well as make monetary donations this season. Scroll down for a rundown of places in need of holiday donations.
Make a donation to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
461 Glenbrook Road
Donation drop off hours are:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thanksgiving Food Drive information is available here.
You can also make a donation online here.
St. Leo Thanksgiving Meal at New Covenant Center 2021
Click here for a list of needed food items, which need to be delivered at St. Leo Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the Filling in the Blanks with Shine a Light on Hunger!
The night before Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together and prepare for a beautiful meal, but 1 in 6 children in our communities will struggle to have enough food on the table this year. On November 24th at 7pm, all participants will be asked to place the luminary in front of your home or business so we can shine a light on hunger TOGETHER.
Purchase online here and choose your pick up location (Wagon Wheel Wine & Spirits in Stamford is one of them).
SilverSource Making Caring Connections
For just $25 you can make a difference by sponsoring a gift bag for a senior in need. Each bag will contain a warm blanket, personal care and specialty items to keep seniors warm and feeling cared for this winter. Too many seniors are lonely and feeling isolated right now due to the pandemic. Please take a moment to make a Caring Connection.
St. Leo Christmas Giving Gift Card Drive
DROP OFF GIFT CARDS November 1 through December 1 2021
Easy ways to return all gift cards:
1-In the secure drop-off box (offertory gift box) located in the St. Leo vestibule. They will be picked up through December 1, 2021.
2-Mail to St Leo Parish Rectory 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902
3-If you are unable to get out a member from the Christmas Giving Committee will pick it up from your mailbox.
Agencies supported in 2021: Lathon Wider Daycare, Silver Source (formerly Senior Services of Stamford), The Villa of Stamford (formally Smith House), Laurel House, Domestic Violence, Roscoe (before and after school childcare)
Learn more here!
A gift of just $20 can provide a family experiencing economic hardship a toy for their child to unwrap this holiday season. This year, like last year due to the pandemic, instead of a wrapped toy, P2P is collecting funds to create special Holiday Bundles, including gift cards, books, and games for our clients. Learn more here!
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Donate to your local Marine Toys for Tots Campaign here!
Building One Community is hosting an annual holiday toy drive! Order items from their Amazon wish list here, so they can be shipped directly to B1C. They also accept $25 gift cards for children’s clothes from stores such as Old Navy!
Matanot Lev brings joy to families in need during the Hanukkah holiday season. We invite them to share their Hanukkah wish lists with Schoke JFS and we pass along these wishes to the community. This year, gifts can be purchased through a wish list. Check Out the Wish List, here! Gifts purchased through our GiveSmart site will be shipped directly to clients, so they can wrap the gifts for their own family members. Donors must create a GiveSmart account to purchase gifts. Gifts must be purchased by Monday, November 15, 2021.