Donating to Christmas in the City is one of the many ways you can help make a difference for thousands of children this holiday season.

Toy Donations

There are several ways to donate toys, online or at one of our drop-off locations.
To purchase toys online, click here to view Christmas in the City’s Wishlist on

Click here to view Christmas in the City’s official Suggested Toy List for 2015

If you would like to personally drop off your gift, please visit one of our drop-off locations:

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy
45 Franklin Street

Seaport Hotel – free valet service
Seaport District

George Grey’s Lexington Toyota
409 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Braintree
25 Braintree Hill Office Park

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Needham
633 Highland Ave

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Watertown
311 Arsenal  Street

Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy Cohasset/Scituate
828 Chief Justice Cushing Highway

Financial Donations

Christmas in the City is a 100% volunteer organization. However, hosting the annual event and running the expanded support programs throughout the year requires financial support.

Through the generosity of individuals and corporations, we are able to transport and host hundreds of homeless families from Boston and surrounding communities for our annual Christmas celebration. These funds ensure every child can receive a personalized gift off their wish list from Santa, while enjoying live entertainment, a Winter Wonderland with games, rides, a petting zoo, and kid friendly activities from the Museum of Science and the Children’s Museum in a stress free, safe environment. In addition, CITC distributes toys and gifts to another 2000 families who could not be accommodated at the event.

Christmas in the City is now engaged in activities throughout the year. A Thanksgiving food distribution for families in need; an Adopt- a-Family program to assist families transitioning from a shelter to their own home; and general assistance to homeless families in finding employment, financial aid, legal advice, daycare and other support to get back on their feet.

Your tax deductible contributions support our annual event and our expanding programs throughout the year to combat homelessness. Please help us bring hope and a path forward to families in need.

Please click here to pay via our online donation page.

Checks can be mailed to:
Christmas in the City
c/o Kennedy Brothers
45 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

Request Wishlists

We are accepting requests for Wishlists.

Please contact us for more information.

Other Ways to Donate

Donations by Check

Christmas in the City accepts checks as well. Please drop them off or mail contributions to:
Christmas in the City
c/o Kennedy Brothers
45 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110

Matching Funds

When you make a financial contribution, you can make your donation go even further. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! We are registered with many matching gift programs at various Boston and national employers already, including John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, State Street, Goldman Sachs and many others.

Please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift to Christmas in the City. Many have online portals to submit your donation details and then your employer and CITC will do the rest. It’s that easy.

If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 04-3188900.

If you need to submit forms to us, please mail or email them to:
Christmas in the City
c/o Kennedy Brothers Therapy
45 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
Or email to:


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