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United Way Gifts Of The Season

Holiday Cheer for Those in Need

Each year, United Way of Northern New Jersey seeks help from the community to bring holiday cheer 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 6,000 holiday gifts to individuals and families struggling to afford life’s basics.

ALICE and households in poverty were already one emergency away from financial ruin even before the pandemic hit. For these families and individuals — who are choosing between paying the heating bill or putting the food on the table — the holiday season is an additional financial strain.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations, ALICE and those in poverty are able to celebrate the holidays.


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.