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While the holidays bring excitement for our children, they can also bring stress on parents experiencing financial hardship. Below are some resources for Cape Cod and Islands residents that provide holiday gift assistance. The organizations listed below aid Cape Cod families in need but have deadlines to request toys, clothing, or financial support, so inquire as soon as possible. Would you like to sponsor a child or family in need? These organizations take donations as well and there’s a sponsor-a-family resource listed at the end.

In need of toys?

The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Cape Cod and the Islands has a toy request form that is due December 8, 2023, with toy distribution dates from December 1-12. You will be asked for your children’s names, ages, and a wish list of toys when you sign up. Be sure to check your email as they will communicate all information via email (check the spam folder!).  You will need to show ID and show proof of custody for the children when you pick up the toys. 

In need of clothing and/or gifts?

My Brother’s Keeper is a nonprofit that offers Christmas assistance to eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod. They take only requests from parents/guardians and only by telephone. Call 508-238-2562 and be prepared to share the names, birthdates, clothing sizes, and gift ideas of those living in your household. All gifts will be delivered between December 1-24 and they will ask for two phone numbers to ensure communication for delivery. 

Make a Teen Happy is a program through the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the Islands geared toward providing winter clothing to teens (ages 13-18). The registration deadline is December 1st; call 508-771-1727 extension 117 to register.

The Salvation Army Hyannis Corps offers holiday assistance on Cape Cod for youth clothing and holiday gifts. Contact their office at 508-775-0364 for more information.

In need of financial support?

The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund provides urgent financial assistance to Cape and Island residents who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. You can call 1-800-422-1446 on weekdays, or email [email protected] 

Looking to sponsor a family?

Cape Cod Broadcasting Media has partnered with Mid-Cape Home Centers to bring Christmas Wishes, a program aimed to support families in need this Christmas season. Cape Cod Child and Family Services has partnered with these organizations to coordinate the needs of over 100 families in need of help. Are you looking to sponsor a family? Read more about each family on the website. Fill out the form below the description to provide financial assistance in the form of gifts, clothing, and gift cards.

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