Gift of Giving

Gift of Giving

The annual “Gift of Giving” project started in 2013 when a team of 5th grade kids, led by Ethan Lange, talked about their love of getting and giving gifts around the holidays.

Information for Guests

We look forward to welcoming you to our next Gift of Giving event! Children, ages 3 and up, are welcome to join us!

Next Gift of Giving: TBD

Time: 2pm – 5pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT

To sign up for the event, please register below or click for an Invitation in : English, Spanish, or Creole.

Project History

The annual “Gift of Giving” project started in 2013 when a team of 5th grade kids, led by Ethan Lange, talked about their love of getting and giving gifts around the holidays. So the seed of this idea grew into the Annual Gift of Giving and we now collect thousands of gently used and new gift for underserved kids to go shopping for their loved ones. We ask all shoppers to make Caring Cards for kids that will spend the holidays in the hospital. KHK partners with many schools and businesses to collect these gifts. In the beginning of December, we start to sort and organize the gifts at our collection site, The Salvation Army, and then we set up the pop up store on Friday, Dec. 8th and was open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2-5pm at The Boys and Girls Club. In 2017, we had over 675 youth guests and then allowed their parents to shop and placed over 10,000 gifts.

Collections & Donations

Start a collection at your school, sports facility or place of worship!

Want to get involved in any way? Start a collection? Help be on our planning team? Contact us!

All donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 198 Selleck St., Stamford dates TBD. There are also other drop off locations on our flyer. Please put them in clear plastic bags or in boxes and label: “KHK- Gift of Giving.” Remember, kids are shopping for their family members so adult and children items are needed-

Kids: Toys, Crafts, Sports items, Games, Puzzles, Legos, etc.

Adults: Household items, Jewelry, Frames, Accessories, and things you know your family would like.

Event Information

NEXT GIFT OF GIVING: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT

Note: Please wear your KHK T-shirt at all Gift of Giving shifts. If this is your first KHK project and you do not have a T-shirt, please stop by our office to purchase one. Our office is located in the Boys & Girls Club, 347 Stillwater Avenue in Stamford.

* Please remember to fill out a waiver form if you have not already completed/submitted a KHK Waiver.

Sorting Shifts

Week of November 30th: We will be sorting and organizing the items we collect.

Monday: 4:00-6:00 pm Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street

Tuesday: 4:00-6:00 pm Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street

Wednesday: 4:00-7:00 pm Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street

Sorting Shifts

Week of November 30th: We will be sorting and organizing the items we collect.

Thursday: 4:00-7:00 pm Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street

Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (selling bread at Awesome Toys & Gifts)

Friday: 9:30-11:30am & 12:00-1:00pm (Distributing bread at Inspirica & Salvation Army)

Event Shifts

Next Gift of Giving: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Middle & High School Students: All KHK Ambassadors and volunteers are invited to join us for this magical holiday shopping experience!

Elementary Students: We will be distributing kindness canes and gift bags of Legos at the event. Parents, please plan to stay with your child for the duration of your child’s shift.