• 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 10
The seventh annual Hoboken Christmas Exchange was a huge success. Over 350 volunteers and 550+ donors helped make wishes come true for over 1,400 children. Thanks for spreading joy to someone in need this Christmas.

Adopt 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
  • We’ll match you with a child
  • Receive a wish list for each child you adopt
  • Wrap the gifts
  • Tag them with the name of the child

Volunteer at the Exchange

Volunteering is another fantastic way to be part of spreading joy as part of the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. It takes over 350 volunteers to coordinate drop-off and pick-up for over 1,500 children.

Slots will be listed soon. For now, just mark your calendar for December 8 – 10th.

We want to ensure that no child up to 18 years old goes without a gift this Christmas. We achieve this by partnering with non-profit and civic organizations around Hudson County. It is important that you provide accurate contact details in case we have issues or questions on your Wish List.

Pick-up Date and Times

  • December 10  | 1:30 pm -4:30 pm


  • Email us: Christmas@hobokengrace.com

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 301 Garden 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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