Get Involved

For 2020, we will be working with a limited number of shelters, bringing gifts and a festive meal provided by neighborhood restaurants. So we will not be needing the help of the thousands of volunteers who so generously give their time each year. So take a well-earned rest. We’ll be needing you in 2021!

Thanks to our great supporters, all the wishlists for the children in the shelters we’re working with are taken care of, as are all the stuffed backpacks. (No wonder we love you folks!)

If you would like to stay involved by making a monetary donation, that would be wonderful! Donations will be used to buy gifts for the parents, and to pay for the meals. You can donate online or by check. Checks should be made out to Christmas in the City and sent to 35 Lake Shore Road, Salem NH 03079.



We’re 100% volunteer run, and volunteers are the heart and soul of Christmas in the City. Because of COVID and our limited operation this year, the volunteer opportunities in 2020 are exceedingly limited.

If you have any questions, please email


I love this organization because of its general mission to support the less fortunate among us - and to do so with a 100% volunteer base.

Craig M - Volunteer: operations, party shelter captain


We’re usually looking for thousands of toys. Tens of thousands of toys. This year, we’re bringing Christmas in the City to a limited number of the shelters we work with. Thanks to our wonderful supporters, ALL of the wishlists for the children in these shelters have been taken care of; ALL of the backpack stuffer opportunities have been claimed as well. We are still in need of financial donations to pay for gifts for thep parents, and for the meals we’ll be providing.

Fill a Backpack (ALL FILLED!)
Personal "Wishlist" Gifts (ALL FILLED!)

One of the greatest things about volunteering for CITC is that you get the reward of knowing that you’ve helped put joy on a child’s face - a direct result of your hard effort.

Alex B - Volunteer: organizes, oversees, and runs Monday Mania

Corporate Sponsors

Boston-area corporations support Christmas in the City through making financial donations, by buying gifts for kids attending the party, by providing volunteer teams, and by holding toy drives. Bank of America has provided us with annual grants, and their employees sign up for hundreds of names from our wishlist, buying and wrapping toys for kids coming to the party. Liberty Mutual used a corporate leadership training event to build dozens of bicycles, and also wrote us a generous check. If your organization would like to help us out, please contact

Please keep in mind that are need for toys will be limited this year. Financial donations are always welcome and will definitely be put to good use!

There are many reasons we volunteer for this amazing organization. The biggest one is the kids. There are no words to explain the feeling when you see the joy and excitement on their faces when the doors open. It reminds us all of the impact we can have when we open our hearts to those in need.

Charles River Apparel, Corporate Sponsor

Ways to Fundraise

Throughout the year, friends of Christmas in the City hold fundraisers to support our mission. The Seaport Hotel usually runs fundraisers for us in both December and during the summer. Felger and Mazz run an auction to benefit Christmas in the City.  One young supporter has organized a Teddy Bear Tea. Parts per Million has run band nights for us. We understand that, this year there will be few opportunities for in-person fundraisers. But if you’d like to sponsor a fundraiser (virtual or other) please contact  And here’s hoping that everything’s back to normal for 2021!

Never thought I could run a marathon, but CITC does so much for so many less fortunate, I wanted to join their effort helping others.

David V - Supporter: ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of CITC

Checks should be made out to Christmas in the City, and mailed to 35 Lake Shore Road, Salem NH 03079. 

If you’d like your donation to go to the Village Project Initiative » click here to donate

If you’d like your donation to go to CITC New York » click here to donate

If you’re having any problems with making a donation, please contact or call 617.542.6611

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Christmas in the City is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to CITC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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