•  The Hoboken Christmas Exchange

    This Christmas, come together with your neighbors to ensure that no child in our city goes without a gift.

    *Thank you for your interest in signing up to adopt for the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. Due to overwhelming generosity, all of our lists have been matched.

Dec 9
Gift Exchange

This Christmas, we’re coming together with our neighbors to ensure that no child in our city goes without a gift!

What does it mean to adopt a family or an individual?

If you would like to give multiple gifts, you may want to consider adopting a family or more than one individual. Families can include multiple children and maybe even a parent or two. Families have all been screened prior to matching with an adoptee to ensure validity of their claims.

If you’d like to buy a gift for a single child, you may select “child” upon submission and you’ll be matched with a child in need and his/her wish list.

What happens after I sign up to adopt a family or individual?

You’ll receive an email shortly after with the gender(s) and wish lists of the individual(s) you’ve adopted. Once you do, you’ll be able to shop for their gifts!

What should my budget be?

We are stating a limit of around $50 per individual.

If I adopt a family, do I have to buy gifts for everyone on the list?

While it would be helpful to complete the full list of needs for each member of the family, we understand situations may arise. Please contact christmas@hobokengrace.com or call (551) 200-8885 should you be unable to fulfill a wish list.

If I shop online, can I ship my gifts directly to the church or can I drop off the gift prior to the distribution day?

We cannot accept delivered packages. We’re only able to accept the gifts on the designated drop off times.

I’ve signed up to adopt a family or child but am no longer able to purchase a gift.

Please contact christmas@hobokengrace.com or call (551) 200-8885 should any issues arise.

Do I have to wrap my gifts?

Please do. Gifts that are already wrapped have a special way of exciting a child. This will ensure the surprise and excitement will be genuine.

I would like to help out with the event.

If you’re available to help out, we need as many “elves” as possible! We need people to help with wrapping, family portraits, card making, gift giving and cookie eating! Email christmas@hobokengrace.com

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