• The Hoboken Christmas Exchange

    The Hoboken Christmas Exchange is designed to ensure that no child  in our city goes without a gift on Christmas. We want everyone to experience the JOY of Christmas!

Dec 9

409 14th St

Check out the highlights from the 7th annual Hoboken Christmas Exchange. It was a huge success with over 350 volunteers and 550+ donors helping make wishes come true for over 1,400 children. Join us this year in spreading joy to someone in need this Christmas.

Purchase Gifts for a Child

Ensure no child in Hoboken misses out on the joy of Christmas by signing up to participate in the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. Here’s a quick view of the main steps.

  • Sign up to be a donor
  • Receive a wish list for each child you adopt
  • Wrap the gifts and tag them
  • Drop the gifts off at 409 14th St

Volunteer at the Exchange

Volunteering is another fantastic way to be part of spreading joy as part of the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. It takes a lot of helping hands to receive and hand out gifts for over 1,500 children in less than 48 hours.

We want to ensure that every child up to 18 years old receives a gift this Christmas. We achieve this by partnering with non-profit and civic organizations in Hoboken and the neighboring Zip Codes. It is important that you provide accurate contact details in case we have issues or questions on your Wish List.

Recipients will be assigned in 45 minute time slots and gifts must be picked up at 301 Garden St. If you have questions, email us at christmas@hobokenrace.com.


Saturday, December 9, 2023

Children up to and including 18 years old are allowed.

No. We do our best to anonymize everyone’s information out of respect for everyone involved.

We send out communications via email at regular intervals starting at 30 days prior to the event. We use MailChimp and so the communication may go to your promotions tab in Gmail. Here are instructions to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Yes. The event is open to anyone who wishes to help ensure no child goes without a gift on Christmas.

We encourage people to coordinate with family or friends to drop off on your behalf.

We work in partnership with community-based organizations to identify families in need. This includes, but is not limited to, the Hoboken Housing Authority, the Hoboken Police Department, the Hoboken Public Schools, HOPES Cap, TRUE Mentors, and Community Lifestyle. If you are an organization that would like to refer families, please email us at christmas@hobokengrace.com.

Yes! We would love to have you join us in the planning process. Email us at christmas@hobokengrace.com.

We meet in-person and online every Sunday. In-person services are at 409 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ and online services can be found at live.hobokengrace.com!

Service Times

  • 9:30 am*
  • 11:00 am*
  • 12:30 pm

*Grace Kids available.

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