Can I adopt more than one individual?
Absolutely! We love to keep households together. On the adoption form, you will have the option to choose the number of individuals you want to support.
What happens after I sign up to adopt?
The Hoboken Christmas Exchange team reviews all of the wish lists and then matches them to donors. As soon as you are matched, we will email you with the wish list for your individuals.
What should my budget be?
We ask you to keep a budget around $40 per individual.
Is it only for children?
The goal of the Hoboken Christmas Exchange is to make sure no child or senior citizen goes without a gift on Christmas.
Should I include a Gift Receipt?
Yes please! We do our best to collect the right sizes and items for each person, but may not get it right. We ask you to include a gift receipt with the purchase so the family may exchange if necessary.
If I shop online, can I ship my gifts directly to the church or can I drop off the gift prior to the event?
We cannot accept packages in advance. Gifts must be dropped off during the designated times.
I’ve signed up to adopt, but am no longer able to purchase a gift.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Do I have to wrap my gifts?
Yes please! Gifts that are already wrapped have a special way of exciting a child. This will ensure the surprise and excitement will be genuine.
Can I volunteer?
We would love to have your help at the event on December 13th and 14th. You can register using the link at the top of the page and choose from positions such as check in, check out, greeting, hospitality, elf and more.
Children must be 10 years or older to volunteer.
Who should I contact for media inquiries?
We’d love to get the word out! Email email@example.com.