There are many ways to help
We provide a local opportunity to give back. Hundreds of volunteers, from scout groups to senior citizens, carry out the mission to collect and distribute new and gently used goods.
Meet other people who are committed to helping others.
Bundles of Kindness: Boxford Facility Tues, Wed, and Thur; between 9am-2pm. Volunteers will sort and package clothing donations.
Twice Loved Toys: Middleton Facility Wednesday and Friday between 9am-12pm.
Volunteers will sort and prepare toys to be donated and for our fundraiser.
CORPORATE and Adult Group Volunteer Sessions
Spend time with your colleagues and friends making a difference.
September to June
Bundles of Kindness: Boxford Facility Tues, Wed, and Thur; 9am-12pm or 12pm-2pm. Volunteers will sort and package clothing donations. Up to 8 volunteers.
Twice Loved Toys: Middleton Facility Wed. and Fri. 9am-12pm. Volunteers will sort and prepare toys. Up to 12 volunteers.
Select Saturdays: 9am-12pm by appointment. Boxford and Middleton facilities
Evening opportunities by appointment. Boxford and Middleton facilities
VolunTEENs: Community Service for Teenagers
Teenagers and tweens can give back to their community by helping local children in need at both our Boxford and Middleton facilities. (See Age Restrictions below) VolunTEENs sort and package clothing donations, help with building maintenance, assist social service representatives, and prepare toys for Twice Loved Toy sales. We resolve to introduce, encourage and support the spirit of volunteerism in youth and we welcome them to join us for the following times:
Afterschool October through May, Tues. and Thurs. 3pm-5pm (Please click to ensure we are open)
(must be 14 + to volunteer in Middleton without an adult)
Summer: July & August: Tues, Wed, and Thur 9am-12pm
AGE RESTRICTIONS: In Boxford, youth under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult or high school age friend/sibling/relative. In Middleton, youth 11-13 years old need to be accompanied by an adult or high school age friend/sibling/relative. For safety reasons, Middleton cannot accommodate youth under the age of 11. The Outreach Van is open to teens 14+.
Seeds of Giving: Community Service for youth groups
Community Service opportunities are available for scouts, sports teams, & other youth groups. Youth actively participate in hands-on activities to learn about families in need.
OFF-SITE: DRIVES/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS and NO-SEW BLANKETS are other fun ways to get involved in community service individually or as a group! Click here for more information.
Care and Share Party
Guests are invited to donate a gift for a child in need
Share the joy of your birthday, bat mitzvah, baby shower or special event by hosting a Care and Share Party. In lieu of gifts, ask guests to donate items for kids in need. Care and Share Birthday kids receive a certificate of appreciation and a tour of our facility when they drop off their donations.
Choose a Theme:
Ready to Learn (May-August) school supplies, backpacks
Keeping Warm (September-January) hats, mittens, gloves
Holiday Joy (October-December) pajamas, fleece blankets, clothes
Sleep Tight (February-April) fleece blankets, pajamas, socks, underwear
Baby Shower (Year-round) diapers, wipes, rash cream, onesies
Call 978-223-5767 or email us to sign up.
Sponsor a Drive
Community Giving Tree partners with local businesses, places of worship, schools, day camps, town libraries, and social groups to collect seasonal items throughout the year. Make a difference by sponsoring a drive for a two week period. We will provide you with a collection box, specific list of items needed, and all the promotional information you’ll need to make your drive a success.
Back to School Supplies July & August
Without basic tools, school is a struggle for children in need. With your help, hundreds of local students can head back to school with new backpacks, pens, pencils, folders and notebooks when you sponsor a community drive.
Coats for Families October to December
New England winters are brutal without proper outdoor clothing. By sponsoring a winter coat drive, you can help us distribute jackets, hats, mittens, and a little warmth to families in need.
Holiday Gifts November & December
Many low income families do not have the resources to give gifts to their children during the winter holidays. Plan a holiday gift collection of new clothes, socks and underwear, PJs and more, during this special time of year.
Diapers and Wipes Year-round
Some mothers can’t afford to use more than one diaper per day, leading to poor infant health. You can help by collecting packages of disposable diapers, baby wipes, and diaper rash cream. (Click for a printable Diaper Drive Collection Poster.)
For more information call 978-223-5767 or email us.