WHAT IS HOLIDAY GIFT COLLECTION?
In response to the plight of families living with HIV/AIDS in Bridgeport, CT, the Holiday Gift Collection (HGC) began in 1989 under the name “Bread & Roses.”
During its first year, it collected 250 gifts for 30 families.
We've grown a bit since then.
Last year, Inspirica’s Holiday Gift Collection collected and distributed 6,000 gifts to 2,901 children.
It's now one of the largest programs of its kind!
This December, we once again hope to gather, organize, and deliver approximately 6,000 personalized, wrapped gifts to 3,000 children in Fairfield County (and beyond!) affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and/or poverty. We collect on behalf of over 30 local agencies in Stamford, Bridgeport, Darien, Danbury, Norwalk and New Haven.
Our goal is to ensure that the struggling families that surround us don't have to debate whether to spend their precious resources on necessities or gifts. No child should go without a gift during the holiday season!