6 WAYS TO HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES
1. Santa Sponsorship
Santas are given a child’s wish list, and they buy the gifts for that child. Santas are responsible for three gifts for each child they sponsor. When you get your special wish list from a child, you go out and find and purchase those items, wrap the gift and get them to us in time so we can deliver them to the parents of that child. This is a very hands-on way to show you care and the one with the most responsibility. Go to our Santa sign-up form on our Be a Santa page and we’ll be in touch to match you with a family.
2. Individual Donation
Every year we have kids who are not matched with a Santa, and we want to make sure they get their gifts as well. Every donation means a great deal, no matter how small. We have a safe and easy online donation form. For individuals and corporations looking for a tax deduction, and you can download a receipt for your tax records right away.
3. Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate sponsors can make the biggest impact in the number of children we can help. We have incredibly generous sponsors who understand the meaning of our work and we are looking to connect with more businesses that care about their customers and neighbors.
4. Elf Helpers
Our volunteer elves fill in a number of operational and administrative roles. They process wish lists to Santas, they wrap gifts, they run to the store to get more tape. We always need elf helpers for fundraising and communications too, so if you are a professional graphic artist, photographer, event planner or fundraiser, please reach out to see if we can use your help by way of our contact page.
5. Spread the Word
Whether you have 15 minutes to spare or want to devote a lifetime to Stockings with Care, sending our message to all corners of the web and on the streets sustains our Christmas mission and can even help it grow. Go to our Spread the Word page for lots of ideas on how you can share our message. You can also put up our flyer at work or in your building. Here is a Stockings with Care Flier you can print out right from home.
6. Give While You Shop
You can help Stockings with Care while you do your own shopping. When you sign up for the Amazon Smile Program before you do your own shopping at Amazon.com, a percentage of Amazon’s sale is automatically put aside for Stockings with Care. This is an effortless way to make your money go further. Find out how to sign up on our Give While You Shop page.