Looking for our help?

If you’re a family in the Boston-area currently experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need, there are many ways we offer help.

Help around the holidays

For those experiencing homelessness: Our Christmas in the City party in Boston is only for those currently experiencing homelessness.  Because of covid, we will not be holding the party this year (2021). We are working with a number of the congregate shelters to provide presents and a meal around the holidays.  Check with your shelter manager to see if we are working with our shelter this year.  Shelter managers are welcome to contact us at info@christmasinthecity.org for more information. However, for 2021, the big party at the convention center has been canceled. 

For those in need, but not experiencing homelessness: Because of covid, we are not able to host our annual Monday Mania toy giveaway for 2021. We have a new program, Jake’s Toy Mania, which will provide gifts for Boston-area families with children 16 and under. You must register in advance, and in person, at our location in downtown Boston.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR  JAKE’S TOY MANIA IS HERE: Christmas in the City – Jakes Monday Mania sign up info – DECEMBER 2021

If you can’t access this file, or if you have any questions, give us a shout at info@christmasinthecity.org

Jake’s Thanksgiving Fiesta:  For 2021, we provided food assistance to more than 300 families. Many thanks to the volunteers who registered families, shopped for food, stocked the tables, and worked with our guests.  


Other than holiday related help, what else do you offer?

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.

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