Spread Holiday Cheer
Tis the season for peace, love, and giving and we are extremely thankful for the generosity of all those who give during the holidays to the more than 2,700 children and youth we serve each day, across Indiana.
We offer several simple and meaningful ways to give during the holidays during our Spirit of Giving campaign. Below, click on the “+” to learn more about each giving option.
Please make sure all holiday donations are new, arrive unwrapped, and delivered by Friday, December 9th to your nearest Villages office. We also ask that gifts not be purchased at a dollar store.
Questions? Please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Krista Hays at email@example.com or 317.775.6500.
Purchase items directly from our AmazonSmile Charity Lists and ship directly to The Villages. Each item is thoughtfully selected based on what the youth and foster parents most request. Starting December 12th case managers from across the state personally “shop” from the donated items for each youth, making sure their holiday gift wishes are met.
If you would rather purchase from another retailer, use the AmazonSmile lists for reference. Items should be delivered to The Villages, 3833 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208 by December 9th.
Because of the extreme generosity of the community, all families now have a sponsor for the 2022 Holiday Season. Please consider purchasing items listed on the AmazonSmile Charity Lists or purchase gifts cards to be given to older youth or used for emergent family needs.
The Family Connection Network supports heroic caregivers: grandparents raising their grandchildren; sisters raising their siblings; aunts raising their nieces and nephews… all standing in the gap, helping their extended family thrive. To honor and help make their holidays extra special, we provide holiday support. If you would like to help, please complete the form below and we will contact you within two business days. The suggested donation amount is $100 per family member and donations need to be delivered to the Indianapolis office by Friday, December 9th. Family sizes vary from two to eight members. Please note: We are unable to accept meals for the families or make personal introductions.
A Holiday Gift Drive is the perfect way to engage the community in a worthy cause, ensuring every child receives a gift during the holidays. Host a drive at your business, faith community, school, or club.
- Gift Cards to retailers and restaurants (Gift Cards are our #1 greatest need and request.)
- New Toys (View AmazonSmile Charity Lists for ideas.)
- New Pajamas and Underwear (all youth and adult sizes)
- New Books, Games, and Arts & Crafts
At any Villages Office
Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM (Please call office in advance to ensure someone is available to accept the donations.)
Download this flyer for your donation drive: 2022 Holiday Flyer
Older youth need the same love, stability, and support as young children, yet also have unique needs for their age. Without a traditional family support system, these young adults face a host of challenges as they transition to adulthood. Help make their Holiday bright. Following are the most requested NEW items:
- Gift Cards – The most popular request from older youth!
- Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohls, Old Navy, JCPenny, fast food restaurants, etc.
- Pajamas and Clothing (All adult sizes)
- Perfume & Cologne
- Wireless Headphones, Chargers, and other Electronics
- Adult Coloring Books
- Crockpots, Air Fryers, and Microwaves
- Fleece Blankets & Throws
- Bedding & Towels
- Pots & Pans
Purchase requested items from the Amazon Older Youth Wish List and items will ship directly to The Villages. Or purchase a gift from another retailer and ship or deliver to one of the following Villages Offices:
- Elkhart 3132 Old US 20 W, Suite A1, Elkhart, IN 46514
- Fort Wayne 2250 Lake Ave, Suite 160, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
- Indianapolis 3833 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
- Terre Haute 1400 East Pugh, Suite 6, Terre Haute, IN 47802
Monday – Friday, 9AM-5PM (Please call first to ensure staff availability.)
To receive a tax acknowledgement for your gift complete a donation form at drop-off or email Andrea Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org a receipt or email confirmation of your purchase along with your first and last name and mailing address.
Need more time? We accept gifts and donations all year long to support our mission. Donations can be sent to any of our offices or donate here.