SYFS Holiday Giving: Seeking and offering help

by beth on October 8, 2020

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Above: SYFS is promoting that they need public support for the Giving Program. They are also making residents in need aware that it’s time to apply. (images from flyer)

Every year, Southborough Youth & Family Services coordinates a Holiday Giving Program to support residents in need. This year, SYFS is holding the collection drive early.

This year, the program has two big challenges prompting the early push.

One is a pandemic that may make some people feel less safe hitting the stores during busy days of the holiday shopping season. That’s why SYFS is looking to collect and distribute gift cards early. (That will enable families to order items that require time for shipping.)

Holiday Giving Program flyerThe second issue is the financial crisis. They believe more families may be in need of the service this year.

In addition, many families that traditionally generously supported the program may have trouble affording that this year.

For those who want to apply for assistance, or have questions, please call Christina at 508-481-5676 or email cmccarthy@southboroughma.com.

For those of you who would like to support the effort, please donate by November 30th.

Payments can be made to Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission with “Holiday Giving” in the memo/note field. Donate via PayPal or by mailing/dropping off a check care of Southborough Youth & Family Services.

Examples of welcome gift cards are Target, Walmart, Amazon, Trader Joes, Stop & Shop, Old Navy, CVS, Price Choppers, Marshalls, Walgreens, Michaels, Barnes & Nobles. Other gift cards are also welcome.

You can mail your check or gift cards care of Southborough Youth & Family Services, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772. 

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