This year Giftmart is collecting toy donations in the form of financial gifts
With school buildings closed and remote learning in place, Giftmart is adapting to replace its toy shelves with a minimal contact plan that seeks to serve thousands of families at our 10 partner schools in Aurora, Naperville and Joliet. In order to preserve dignity and provide a choice, families will be able to purchase gift cards at a discounted rate, with all the proceeds going back to their school to fund things like library books, computers, and musical instruments.
OUR GOAL > $150,000+
Over 3,500 families in neighborhoods most impacted by the pandemic are being invited to participate in Giftmart this year, requiring us to raise in excess of $150,000 to bless them this Christmas. Your generosity is critical to the success of the Giftmart program, especially this year!
How can I donate?
- Click here to donate online
- Purchase gift cards through our Amazon Wish List – LINK
- Buy gift cards in $25 increments from retailers preferred by Giftmart families (Amazon, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Meijer, Target, Walmart) and mail to Giftmart at 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville IL 60540
Donations will be accepted through Dec 13
How can I help?
- Volunteer by coordinating fundraisers for Giftmart with your networks
- Introduce Giftmart to others that would like to help families and schools
Email Loyd Bowman for more info
2019 Giftmart Impact
Thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated toys or money to support our 2019 Annual Giftmart. Because of your generosity, we
- Collected 9,500 toys (@$150,000 in retail value)
- Rallied 1,000 volunteers to serve their communities
- Served 1,300 families from 8 schools in Aurora and Joliet
- Raised $17,000 to donate to our partner schools
- Helped parents have the dignity of providing quality Christmas gifts for their children at a price they could afford, while seeing the proceeds of their purchases help their schools
Since 2003 your sponsorship of Giftmart has helped us help low-income parents raise $220,000 to support their children’s schools.