Children in foster care often mark the holidays with feelings of loneliness and sadness rather than celebration. CASA tries to combat these feelings by ensuring that children we serve experience the holidays with as much normalcy as possible. We invite you or your business, company, family, or organization to choose one (or more) options below to assist us in bringing holiday joy to children in foster care.
A. Adopt a wish list.
As of Tuesday, November 20, all of our children’s wish lists have been assigned to donors. We are grateful to the overwhelming support of our community!
As an alternative, please consider donating gift cards for teens in foster care or providing a monetary donation to help offset the costs involved this massive annual effort.
B. Donate gift cards to major retailers.
Gift cards are the most popular item requested by our children (especially the teens!) every year. There is no minimum to the number of gift cards you can donate and stores can be anything located in the Bergen/Passaic area or online. Suggestions are Target, H&M, Forever 21, PlayStation, XBox Live, Google Play, Amazon, GameStop, iTunes, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Macy's, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Starbucks, etc.
Please fill out the Holiday Wish Donor Form on this page to let us know you plan to give. You can send the gifts to our offices at 415 Hamburg Tpk, B-1, Wayne, NJ 07470 (along with your contact information so we can thank you) or drop them off in-person. Please write amounts on all gift cards.
C. Donate gift wrapping supplies (wrapping paper, gift bags, tape, and ribbon) or volunteer to wrap gifts
Please bring items to 415 Hamburg Tpk, Suite B-1, Wayne, NJ 07470, ideally by Wednesday, December 12.
Holiday gift wrapping will be taking place on the following dates (9AM - 5PM):
Friday, December 14
Monday, December 17
Tuesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 19 (tentatively planned just in case — we hope to finish all wrapping the day before!)
To sign up for gift wrapping shift(s), please click here.
D. Become a Holiday Wish Drive Supporting Sponsor and help offset the expenses of holiday wish list wrapping, gift delivery, and other supplies.
For $250 or more, sponsors will receive year-long recognition on our website and on Holiday Wish Drive printed materials.
All other donation amounts will be acknowledged on our Holiday Wish Drive website.
Passaic County CASA
415 Hamburg Tpk, B-1D
Wayne, NJ 07470
To help sponsor the 2018 Holiday Wish Drive, please click here.
For giving Options B, and C, please complete this Holiday Wish Donor Form:
Our gratitude goes the following individuals and organizations :
The Law Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco
Sue and Massimo Napolitano
Columbia Bank Foundation
North Jersey Federal Credit Union
Thank you for helping us make the holidays bright for children in foster care!