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. Because of covid, we will not be holding the party this year (2022). Through CITC: Delivered, 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 your shelter this year. Shelter managers are welcome to contact us at email@example.com for more information. However, for 2022, the big party at the convention center has been canceled.
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.