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Holiday Gift Program

Brighten Chicago-area Families’ Holiday!

Metropolitan Family Services Holiday Gift Program provides assistance to Chicago-area families in need. Your participation allows famil

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1.) Be a Holiday Partner (contribute gift cards or make a donation)

Make the holiday season a special time for Metropolitan’s families who cannot afford to purchase gifts. Donate gift cards or make a monetary donation to provide special holiday meals. Gift cards (minimum of $25) to area grocery stores and “big box” stores in the Chicago-area are recommended and greatly appreciated by our families.

2.) Organize a gift/toy drive

Coordinate with friends, co-workers, church and civic groups, or host a party asking attendees to bring a NEW unwrapped toy/gift to distribute to Metropolitan’s families in need. For further information or a list of recommended items, contact Ida Kuruvilla at 312-986-4014 or email

3.) Sponsor a family

Provide a family with gift cards or special items for their child or a senior. We request gift cards (minimum of $25) per child or senior. You can also help provide a holiday meal for a family with a $50 gift card to an area grocery or “big-box” store where food is sold.