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. 

2019 Gift of Giving


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Collection Information

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 from Nov.1 – Dec. 6th. There are also other drop off locations listed on our flier. 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.

Gift of Giving Volunteer Registration

Come experience the joy of helping others this holiday season!

Week of December 2nd: We will be sorting and organizing the items we collect.

  • Mon. & Tues. : 4-6pm – Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street
  • Wed. & Thurs. : 4-7pm – Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street
  • Friday: 3-5:30pm – Sorting at Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street
  • Friday: 6-9pm – Set up at the Stamford Boys and Girls Club!

Week Day Shifts

Saturday, December 7th: The Day of Event 

All KHK Ambassadors and volunteers are invited to join us for this magical holiday shopping experience!

Event Day Shift

KHK Volunteers in Grades 1 – 5 please register here:

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


We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, December 7th!

  • Event Day: Saturday, December 7th
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT

Children, ages 3 and up, are welcome to join us!

To Register for the Event, please Click Here or Click for an Invitation in EnglishSpanish,Creole