Local Holiday Drive Still Needs Help

Children's Friend Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A local organization needs your help to make the holidays brighter for families in need.

Children’s Friend has hosted its Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive for over 25 years.  They help moms like Naomi Stanley of Central Falls provide a Christmas for her kids.  A mom of three, she’s out of work right now and money is tight.

She tells us it helps take the stress off her and its less disappointment for her kids that don’t understand that she has to worry about rent and bills before focusing on Christmas wishlists.

There are a lot of moms and dads like Naomi who still need help.

In a usual year, Children’s Friend would have donors adopt a family and provide a list of presents to purchase.  But like so many other organizations, they’ve had to pivot this year because of the pandemic.

Instead of dropping off gifts, they’ve moved things online.  You can make a donation, or they have a virtual shopping room to select items as well.

Find the details here.


Categories: Coronavirus, Holidays, Regional News, Rhode Island