2020 Holiday Season - Shop, Give & Find Help Locally

Warm Winter Gear


  • Cradles to Crayons: This terrific organization is organizing their annual Give Back with an Outfit Pack initiative. Through this special effort, they are asking community friends to donate clothing through either Outfit Packs or Pajama Sock and Underwear Packs. This a fun way to get your family involved in supporting a child in Newton or beyond. We provide a shopping tag that represents a child we serve this winter and their needed clothing. You can either provide gently used clothing, new clothing or a combination of both for the Outfits Packs. The Pajama Sock and Underwear Packs are all brand new items. You can visit the https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/gbwop/

  • Coats for Kids: Anton’s cleaners in collaboration with the Franklin Elementary School is running Coat for Kids drive which will run from October 5-November 13th. This year in particular will be difficult for families with financial strain so let's clean out those closets and share our coats!  As one of the largest coat drives, we accept all winter coats – kids, adults and babies – that are warm winter coats in good, wearable condition. Please donate coats you would give a friend to wear. Do not donate coats that have rips/tears, broken zippers and/or permanent stains and please be sure to empty out all pockets. Since we cannot collect coats at Franklin this year a parent will leave a box in their garage for people to drop off coats and they will bring them to Anton's. Please no snowpants, hats, boots, etc. only coats that are in acceptable condition. Coats can be dropped off at 17 Llewellyn Road 02465



Help residents of the Newton Housing Authority celebrate Thanksgiving: 

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  • Volunteers would be connected to a household and would know 1. the number of people in that family 2. the address, and 3. any allergies that the family might have.  The grocery list would be up to volunteers and ideally include some "staple" Thanksgiving grocery items (i.e. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, pie).  Volunteers would be able to drop off these groceries anytime from 11/20 to 11/25.  90% of family drop offs enable volunteers to do "contactless" drops--meaning they can leave them on the doorstep.  For our low-income families, the holiday season can be quite expensive.  Right now, many of our single-parent families are working reduced hours or not able to work because their small children are learning virtually at home.   These groceries will really help them prepare a Thanksgiving meal with their family!

Winter Holidays - Toys & More 


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