Holiday Drive
Your holiday donation can make the winter holidays a little brighter for the children and families we serve who are recovering from abuse.

Despite the very challenging times we find ourselves in, Kristi House has continued to provide services to children and their families remotely during the pandemic without interruption. We have found that the struggles of families who were already facing socio-economic stressors have been compounded by the pandemic.

We are striving, with the community’s generous help, to provide our families with both emotional healing and any extra support we can give.

That’s why this holiday season is perhaps more important than ever to hundreds of children in our care. While we cannot have a big tent and party in the parking lot or our Winter Wonderland in the boardroom, we are planning to distribute gifts and pantry items in a safe, drive-through format to our families.

Last year more than 1,500 children and their families received services from Kristi House. Services have remained 100% free to families since founding, critical since most of the families seen at Kristi House are very low income, do not have insurance and have no other place to turn for help. In our 25 years of service, we have treated 20,250+ children and trained 130,000+ adults, children and professionals.

We hope to continue our tradition and provide a light, celebratory holiday environment for our clients during December. If it is in your capacity to help this year, we would be especially grateful for the items listed below. We are especially in need of gift cards for our Kristi House teens.

Toys, Gifts, Games

Particularly for the ‘tweens, ages 9 – 12

Underwriting

Funds to help provide food, supplies, gift cards, etc. Donate to the Kristi House Holiday Fund here.

Gift Cards

Work best for Kristi House teenagers

Non-perishable Food

Dry, canned and packaged food for holiday baskets (for pantry items, click here.)

TEENS

Over half of all children seen at Kristi House are 13 and older. For these teenagers, we find gift cards work best, or some of these gift ideas:
  • Games: Jenga, Mancala, other board/card games
  • Journals: agendas, calendars, coloring books for calming and mediation
  • Art Supplies: colored pencils, paint, brushes, sketch pads
  • Beauty Products: makeup, lotion, perfume
  • Tech Gadgets: headphones, USB drives, chargers, portable chargers, phone cases
  • Accessories: purses, bags, wallets, tote bags, sunglasses

Drop-Off: Please schedule a drop off at Kristi House (1265 NW 12th Ave. Miami, FL 33136) with your donation anytime Monday through Friday, 8 am – 7 pm, or on Saturdays from 8 am – 1 pm. Email volunteer@kristihouse.org to schedule. Please call if you cannot get to us and need a pickup and we’ll arrange a pickup.

Deadline: We ask to have all donations by 12/18/20. The sooner the better so we can start sorting and organizing toys.

Contact: For more information on the Holiday Drive, please contact Kristi House’s Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@kristihouse.org.

Flyers & Graphics

Download the following graphics and flyers to use in your drive efforts. If you would like a custom flyer for your holiday drive, please contact us.

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General Holiday Flyer
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