Holiday Gifts of the Heart

Every holiday season, Volunteers of America-Greater New York holds several drives to make the holidays special for the people we serve. From giving toys to homeless children, to helping families put food on the table, and giving warm and wonderful presents to the frail elderly, our Gifts of the Heart holiday campaigns will brighten the season for many in need. As a generous supporter, you can make the difference for those in need this holiday season. We would like to express our gratitude to those who supported this campaign last year, without whom these programs would not be possible.


Hope and Hearth Holiday Food Vouchers are given to families who are homeless and others in our care who are in need. These food vouchers act as cash in supermarkets and allow recipients to shop for food that is special to them rather than have to rely on a food pantry or soup kitchen for their holiday meal. Donate at

Toys for the Holidays is our holiday gift drive for children. Your gifts brighten the holidays for children in Volunteers of America homeless and domestic violence shelters, Pre-K schools for kids with developmental delays, and group homes for at-risk youth. Toys are given to parents to give to their children, so that the present comes from them.

Burt and Barbara's Gifts of the Heart is a year-round program that is especially meaningful during the holiday season. Our goal is to ensure that every adult in our care who lives by themselves, has no involved family, and runs the risk of being alone during the holidays will not be forgotten. Recipients of these gifts include the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.

Send us toys and gifts for our holiday drives directly from our Amazon Wishlist.

For more information on any of these campaigns, contact