Every November, many generous-hearted families make it a tradition to sponsor a child (or family) for gift giving during the holiday season. Numerous agencies are ready with opportunities to do just that. To find out which organizations in your community have sponsorships available, visit VolunteerMatch, The Box Project, Family to Family, or contact your local chapter of Lutheran Social ServicesCatholic Charities or Jewish Children and Family Agencies.

Talk to your child:

  • How would it feel not to get gifts for the holidays?

  • What do you think the child [or family] we’re sponsoring would most enjoy receiving? How do you think they’ll feel when they get our gifts?

Book to share: Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. Ages 5 and up. Jeremy wants a pair of shoes just like everyone else has, but his grandmother encourages him to separate his needs from his wants.