Celebrating 30 years of serving the community...

December 2021 Update

Gift collection is complete and delivery has started.  With your help, we will be providing gifts to 938 children this year! Thank you all for supporting this important work.  We also have set up plans for the food drive on December 18th! Monetary donations will support our ongoing operations and will be put to good use for the food drive.  We have many people to thank and will continue to update this list over the next few weeks but we start with the New Vernon Volunteer Fire Dept who is lending us their location as a drop off center.  We could not have served as many children without their support.  As we work on all the logistics - please reach out to us if you have questions by sending a message to njchristmas4kids@gmail.com.  Check out our website for more information and thank you in advance for your support.

The CIFC Team

Who We Are

Christmas is for Children is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing children with the love, care, and joy that comprises the spirit of the holidays. We partner with many organizations and individuals who contribute gifts, food, funds, or time.

Our Background

In 1991, two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in the New York City post office) from the children of four needy families, making their Christmas wishes come true. Since then, Christmas is for Children has supported tens of thousands of underprivileged children dealing with poverty, AIDS, domestic violence and substance-abusing parents.

How Our Program Works

Various organizations throughout the area help us identify families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration and help their children complete wish lists with three gifts: something each child wants, something he or she needs and something educational. Supporters “sponsor” a child by shopping for items specified on the wish lists and delivering wrapped and tagged gifts to one of several prearranged drop-off sites in early December.

Over the years, the program has expanded to include food donations for the entire family. See food drive page for more information.

What makes Christmas is for Children unique is our approach to bestowing charity so that our beneficiaries retain their dignity and witness the true spirit of Christmas and the very best of humanity.