Holiday Giving

2023 holiday giving drive

Many families we serve don’t have the financial means to afford a Christmas gift for their children without the generosity of supporters like you. One of the great joys of Christmas is choosing the perfect gift for a loved one. Please help us share that joy with the parents in our Safe Families for Children® program by empowering them to shop for Christmas gifts from their child’s wish list. Your generosity ensures that children in need will have a special gift from their parents to unwrap on Christmas morning. Donations will support kids in our CHOSEN foster care program, our Safe Families for Children® program, and kids served by our community partnerships.

ways to get involved

Adopt a Family for Thanksgiving: There are many families who do not have the means to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with loved ones. If you would like to donate a gift card to sponsor a meal, we can connect you with a thankful recipient!

Donate Gift Cards for Christmas: This year we’re collecting donations of gift cards in small denominations ($25) to Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Some families may not have transportation to go out to shop, so having a store nearby, or online ordering capability is essential. Gift cards will allow parents the opportunity to personally experience the joy of shopping for gifts from their children’s wish lists. Please help us to bless families again this year!

For us to distribute the gift cards to parents in time for them to purchase and ship gifts before Christmas, the collection deadline is Friday, December 15th, at 5 p.m. Donations received after the deadline may not be distributed in time for Christmas.

If you would like to schedule a drop-off at our office, please email Tara Anderson at tara@buildingfamiliesforchildren.org.

Don’t forget to include the gift card amount and your name so we know who to thank!

Our address: 7142 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 170, Columbia, MD 21046.

Share our Christmas drive materials

Download our social media graphics and flier to share with your coworkers, church, friends, or family! If you would like hard copies of the flier, please complete the contact form below and we can print them for you to pick up at our office.


If you want more information about our Holiday Giving opportunities you can use the contact form below. You can also give us a call at 410-872-1050 ext. 1820. Thanks!