Home for the Holidays: gifts and volunteer opportunities

Help make the season bright for everyone!

Each year, our community comes together to create a warm holiday season for all our of guests and residents. Read below for some ways you can contribute this holiday season, or donate now to help support our programs.

Gifts for Residents

Visit our Amazon Holiday Wish List to choose from gifts our residents have requested this year including gift cards, kitchen supplies, bedding, blankets, and more. When you shop the Wish List, Amazon ships items directly to our offices so you don’t have to worry about coordinating delivery.

Buy children’s gifts such as art supplies, books, or backpacks to bring a smile to our younger residents. Popular gifts this year include Tasty Science kits and Disgusting Science kits as well as Crayola Art Cases.

Our senior residents appreciate gifts such as warm robes for cool winter days and nights. Other adults and families appreciate pots and pans to help stock their kitchens.

Gifts for Guests in Emergency Services

Our Amazon Wish List also includes the most requested items for our guests in emergency services and shelter. Popular gifts include $40 gift cards, thermoses, gloves, hats, scarves, hand warmers, blankets, backpacks, and portable alarm clocks. Thick wool socks are also a winter necessity!

Adopt-a-Building: Holiday Decor

Help decorate our properties for the holiday season with trees, menorahs, stockings, lights, ornaments and more! You can also get creative by arranging holiday craft activities such as cooking-baking with residents. This type of project can be a great team building opportunity!

Adopt-a-Building: Holiday Meal

Help to create a celebratory holiday feast for residents at one of our locations. Purchase, prepare and serve a variety of foods for, or alongside, the residents and guests of our programs. Our team will work with you to provide menus and assistance to make happy holiday memories!

If you want to schedule group volunteer projects, we need time to plan for success, so please reach out now.

For holiday gift giving and volunteer opportunities, contact Jenny Marquette at volunteer@compasshousingalliance.org or call 206.474.1071