Gift of Giving


Gift of Giving

This is one of KHK's Cornerstone Projects. Our volunteers work year round to collect thousands of toys and gifts to stock the shelves at KHK's Annual Gift of Giving. This project allows underserved children in our community to shop for gifts that they would like to give to others. There is just something special about getting and giving gifts around the holidays and we want every child to exerience that magic!

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 open to the public 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.


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! The Gift of Giving will be on Saturday, December 5th at the Boys & Girls Club.

Next Gift of Giving: December 5th, 2020

Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT


Event Information


Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT

Due to COVID regulations, this year we are only able to accept NEW items that are in their original packaging. If you would like to start a collection at your school please contact us and we'll explain how! All donations can be dropped off at Extra Space Storage at 300 Stillwater Ave Stamford, CT. We have also created an Amazon Wishlist for items that we need for this year's event. 

We need your support to ensure that our shoppers have a wide variety of beautiful items to choose from. Our event will look quite different this year in light of new regulations and guidelines. We look forward to sharing with you the 2020 plan soon.

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: TBD

Tuesday: TBD

Wednesday: TBD


Sorting Shifts

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

Thursday: TBD

Friday: TBD

Friday: TBD

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.