The holidays are all about spending and enjoying time with our loved ones. But without the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County's CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS program, many of our families could not afford gifts, a festive holiday meal, or even warm clothes.
One of the Club's most rewarding programs, CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS helps carefully selected families of Club kids who are experiencing severe hardship to have a joyful and memorable Christmas.
Every donation, big or small, helps us buy clothes, groceries and holiday gifts for some of our most deserving Club families! 100% of your gift will go directly to the kids and families who need it most.
Christmas for Kids
How Christmas for kids Works:
Parents and Guardians will be notified if their kids have been identified to participate in the program. They will then fill out a form with sizing info and clothing necessities for each kid in their family. Kids will then be matched with volunteers and bused to Kohl's in Coeur d'Alene after school on Thursday, December 15th. Volunteers will help the kids spend $100 on brand new clothing of their choice - including pants, shirts, shoes and coats or whatever is needed most. Kids will also have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa and tell him what's on their wish list. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies will be provided before parents and guardians pick up their children.
Following the event, the kids clothes will be wrapped by volunteers at Kohl's on Friday, December 16th so they can go under the tree for Christmas morning. We'll also have "Santa's Elves" collect items from the kids' wish lists to wrap as well. Everything will be brought back to the Lola & Duane Hagadone Clubhouse, where volunteers will also assemble boxes of groceries for each family, including everything to make a nice holiday meal and essential items to get through the winter break from school.
Families will be invited to pick up their gifts and groceries at the Lola & Duane Hagadone Clubhouse on Friday, December 16th from 4-6pm.
You can help make this program a success by volunteering to take a kid shopping, to wrap gifts or to help load groceries and gifts for our families.