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  • 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 12
301 Garden
The sixth annual Hoboken Christmas Exchange invites you to be part of spreading joy to someone in need this Christmas. Love your neighbors in a powerful way by becoming an elf or by adopting a family or child this December.

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 and tag them with the name

Deliver to 301 Garden Street:

  • Dec 10 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Dec 11 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Dec 12 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Volunteer at the Event

Volunteering is another fantastic way to be part of spreading joy as part of the Hoboken Christmas Exchange. It takes over 250 volunteers to coordinate drop-off and pick-up for over 1,500 children. Check out the time slots below, then sign up at the top of the page.

Volunteer Slots for Drop Off:

  • December 10 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • December 11  |  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • December 12  |  8:30 am – 11:30 am

Volunteer Slots for Pick Up:

  • December 12  |  1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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 12  | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


  • Email us:
  • Call Us: 201-850-2081

Children up to 18 years old are allowed.

We will continue to follow local and state guidelines in terms of the number of individuals. We will also provide personal protective equipment for all volunteers and check temperatures prior to entering the building.

This event, as well as all protocols surround this event, are subject to change according to updated CDC, Federal, State and/or Local guidelines.

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.

We would love to have you join us in the planning process. Email us at

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