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United Way Gifts Of The Season

Holiday Cheer For Struggling Individuals And Families

Each year, United Way of Northern New Jersey seeks help from the community to bring holiday cheer and much-needed winter apparel to children, adults with disabilities, and seniors in need across northern New Jersey. In partnership with local agencies, United Way Gifts of the Season distributes more than 10,000 holiday gifts and winter apparel items to struggling individuals and families.

This year, the demand has increased as ALICE and poverty-level households have been hardest hit by the pandemic. This drive helps families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities who were already navigating life without a safety net and were one crisis aware from financial despair. Now more than ever, they need our help.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations, ALICE and those in poverty are able to celebrate the holidays. When parents receive gifts for their children through this program, they are able to avoid going into debt by utilizing their limited resources to pay for basic needs such as food, utilities, and rent.


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 an actual gift wish, click here to visit our Get Connected page and register.

  • To purchase a gift online click here to visit our YouGiveGoods page to select a needed item to donate.

Donate Money

Donate 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.


Funds are used to fulfill gift wishes of individuals in the community.

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


Due to the pandemic, we will not be asking volunteers to help count, sort, and organize gifts this year. There are, however, ways to virtually volunteer with United Way. Opportunities range from making masks to calling isolated seniors. To learn more, click here.

Group of Hand in Circle

United Way of Northern New Jersey

222 Ridgedale Avenue

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927


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ALICE   is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents the growing number of families who are unable to afford the basics of housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation. These workers often struggle to keep their own households from financial ruin, while keeping our local economies running.