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United Way Gifts Of The Season

Holiday Cheer for Those in Need

For ALICE families living paycheck to paycheck and households in poverty, the holiday season puts even more stress on already stretched budgets. In addition to facing difficult choices, such as paying the heating bill or putting food on the table, these families are forced to weigh the financial consequences of participating in the season’s festivities. 


With the community’s help, United Way Gifts of the Season distributes more than 6,000 holiday gifts annually to children, teens, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities experiencing financial hardship across northern New Jersey.  


Join with the thousands of individuals, groups, and companies who bring holiday cheer to those struggling to afford the basics. United, we can make a difference for families like Kim and Dominick, featured in this video, who might not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season. 

Donate Items

Gifts given through this program may be the only ones received by those less fortunate in our community. There are two ways to give:

  • To fulfill gift wish of a specific recipient, click here to visit our SignUpGenius page.

  • To purchase a general gift to donate, click here to visit our YouGiveGoods page.

Donate Money

Help fulfill gift requests by donating via our secure online payment system:

Or checks can be sent to:

United Way of Northern New Jersey
PO Box 6835
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Note: Make checks payable to “United Way of Northern New Jersey” with “Gifts of the Season” on the memo line.

Donate Gift Cards

You can purchase a gift card to stores like Walmart and Target, which will be used to fulfill gift wish needs. Gift cards can be emailed to Lisa Galonardo or mailed to:


United Way of Northern New Jersey
PO Box 6835
Bridgewater, NJ 08807


You can also make a difference by giving of your time. Opportunities include conducting a virtual gift collection drive, holding a gift card drive, and making ornaments. To learn more, email Lisa Galonardo.

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