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Help deliver holiday cheer to children in need! While the official deadline for our Holiday Gift Collection has passed, we are still accepting general toy donations — now through Tuesday, December 11.

If you’d like to make a donation, please pick up something from our Most Wished-For List and drop off at 141 Franklin Street in downtown Stamford. (Look out for the yellow donation boxes in our lobby!) For more details on our Holiday Gift Collection, please click here.

The Big Wrap, our annual wrapping party, will take place on Saturday, December 8. To get involved, please email HolidayHelper@InspiricaCT.org or call 203-388-0109.

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This holiday season, help Inspirica once again deliver smiles to children in need!

What is Holiday Gift Collection?

Last year, Inspirica’s Holiday Gift Collection collected and distributed 6,000 gifts to 2,918 children.

Our goal is to ensure that struggling families in our community 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!

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. 


The Holiday Gift Collection (HGC) began in 1989 under the name “Bread & Roses” as a response to the plight of families living with HIV/AIDS in Bridgeport.  
During its first year, it collected 250 gifts for 30 families. 

We've grown a bit since then. It's now one of the largest programs of its kind!

Dropbox Locations

Gifts can be dropped off in one of 22 convenient dropbox locations in Connecticut. For a full list of locations, please click here or reference the below Google Map!

Learn more about how you can deliver the magic of the holidays to children in need — see below!


Want to fulfill the wishes of a child in need by providing holiday gifts?

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up for a wish card.

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If you're a seasoned Holiday Gift Collection participant and are eager to submit your wish card request, please use the button below to be put on the list for this year.


CLICK HERE to learn all the ways you can be involved in our annual Holiday Gift Collection!

This year, our Wrap Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at 141 Franklin Street.


CLICK HERE to learn how to spread more magic during our Holiday Gift Collection!



CLICK HERE for more information on donating general toys

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CLICK HERE for a full listing of dropbox locations in Connecticut or use this handy Google Map!


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? The answer is only a CLICK away!

All contributions will support Inspirica’s 2018 Holiday Gift Collection. In the event of surplus funds, the proceeds will support the general operations and mission of Inspirica, Inc – to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve –  and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.