a Community Service Partnership

Holiday Gift Program

Adopt-A-Child Or A Family For The Holidays

There’s just something about Christmas that’s magical…. the smell of cookies wafting throughout the kitchen, the smell of balsam from the tree, the excitement of secrets and packages, the soft glow of candles and dazzling lights throughout the neighborhood, the sacred moments of prayer.  Every family has its own holiday traditions whether celebrating Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan or Diwali.  These sustaining memories warm our hearts and remind us of some of the happiest times of our lives.


For some families, however, the holidays bring anxiety and stress. Where will parents get the money to make some of these memories real for their families when they are just trying to make ends meet with the stresses of daily living?  You can help create a lifelong memory for a child or family.


Click here for a printable sponsor form!


Click here if you wish to sponsor online now!


Drop Off Locations:

Rise Main Office: 116 North Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm (Closed from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for lunch)

Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm


First United Methodist Church: 187 Stockton Street (rear entrance), Hightstown, NJ 08520

Gift Drop off dates and times (Note: Drop off evening hours will be confirmed at a later date).

Monday, December 4th – 8:30am-1:00pm

Tuesday, December 5th – 8:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, December 6th – 8:30am-1:00pm

Thursday, December 7th – 8:30am-1:00pm


PLEASE NOTE: On Friday, December 8th, the church will ONLY be receiving donated generic gifts and last minute requests being fulfilled from 10:00am-4:00pm.

VOLUNTEER   Have time and wish to join the volunteers  who make the Holiday party happen or even organize a Toy Drive at your company, agency, school or place of worship? contact Maitiel Jimenez 609-443-4464 or email: mjimenez@njrise.org for more information.

DONATE   Have no time, but have a heart? Donate to the Rise “Adopt-A-Child For The Holidays” program and help make memories for children and families.


Thank you to all of our individuals, corporations and agencies for your continued support.

Every year Rise runs an Adopt-a-Child program for the holidays.  There are many struggling, low-income families in our community that won’t be able to celebrate the holidays without your help.  Rise works with other organizations and the community to get all the kids “adopted.”  Each child makes a list of essential items needed, such as clothes, winter boots, winter coats, toys, games, blankets, and store gift cards (also good for teens, who often like to choose their own gift.) – maximum gift for a child is $30.



Rise pairs generous sponsors who are interested in providing a joyous holiday with those who otherwise could not afford it.  The programs allows you to fill specific wishes for a special family of two or up to 6 members.  Each family completes a wish list which can be faxed, emailed or picked up by the donor at the Rise office.  The wish list is designed to help the sponsor get to know the needs and desires of the family – minimum gift for a family is $100.



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