If you’re a family in the Boston-area currently experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need, there are many ways we offer help.
For those experiencing homelessness: Our Christmas in the City party in Boston is only for those currently experiencing homelessness. Attendance is managed entirely through the shelters. Contact your shelter manager to see if your shelter participates. If your shelter is not currently working with Christmas in the City, but is interested, please have your shelter manager contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those in need, but not experiencing homelessness: Jake’s Thanksgiving Fiesta provides Thanksgiving food assistance and Jake’s Toy Mania provides gifts for Boston-area families in need with children 16 and under. You must register in advance, and in person. FOR 2022 WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR REGISTRATION AND PICKUPS – 38 BROMFIELD STREET in downtown Boston – AND NEW TIMES/HOURS FOR REGISTRATION. The information for signing up is all contained in this file: 2022 Christmas in the City Signup Information
While we do offer help to families transitioning from homelessness to housing throughout the year, and also provide occasional help to those otherwise in need, there is no formal application process at this time. Families must be referred to Christmas in the City by one of our trusted advisors.