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 new or gently used gifts for kids to shop for their loved ones free of charge. KHK partners with many schools and businesses to collect these gifts. In the beginning of December, we start to sort and organize the gifts and then we set up the pop up store open to the public at The Boys and Girls Club. In 2019, we had over 675 youth guests and placed over 5,000 gifts in local homes for the holidays!

 

Event Information

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th 2021

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford CT

If you would like to start a collection at your school or place of work 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 a Gift of Giving 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 but we are excited to open up The Gift of Giving to the public again, as well as welcoming KHK volunteers to host the event!

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.

 

Set-Up Shifts

Friday, December 3rd: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us as we set up displays, organize gifts and decorate the event space to turn into a winter wonderland!

 

Event Shifts

December 4th | 8:00 am to 11:00 am

December 4th | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

December 4th | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm