Operation: Caribbean Christmas

TOGETHER WE WILL PROVIDE COMFORT AND

BRING THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE CARIBBEAN

12 years ago the Giving Circle was born out of a desire to help communities recover from the ravages of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Homes were rebuilt and supplies were delivered. But, The Giving Circle also wanted to make sure that, as Christmas approached, the children affected would not be forgotten. TOGETHER, friends near and far, rallied and created Operation: A Cajun Christmas, providing gifts to over 7,000 children whose families were still suffering.

Since then, thousands of hands have joined around our Giving Circle to help those in need across the globe.

Today, as The Giving Circle looks to help communities rebuild after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, we are also reaching back to our roots to make sure the children will not be forgotten this Christmas.

Join us, to give as many children as possible,

A CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS

Due to the enormous challenges of transport to, and the dire situation still going on around the islands, we have determined that the BEST WAY to contribute is by sending VISA gift cards, placed inside a holiday greeting card and personalized by YOU! Homemade greeting cards are welcome! The cards will then be distributed by our local partners in St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.

Gift cards will enable and empower parents to choose the gifts themselves while bringing joy to their children, and it will also help support the local island economies. You can provide comfort by writing a heartfelt message in a card letting the families know they are thought and cared about.

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?  Act now, cards will be sent Dec. 4th!

To make a donation online used to purchase a gift card, and to add a personal message: CLICK HERE

OR

Send a VISA giftcard and personalized holiday card inside a larger envelope to:
The Giving Circle, 
P.O. Box 3162
Saratoga Springs,  NY  12866

OR

Drop your personalized holiday card with VISA gift card at one of our secure drop-off sites:

  • The Inn at Saratoga, 231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.  Their front desk is open 24/7 to take your donations.
  • Fingerpaint, 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Drop of between 9am and 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday.

Please do not seal the greeting card envelope.

If you prefer to write a check (we can then use to purchase the gift card), please make it payable to The Giving Circle, Inc. (in memo write Caribbean Christmas).

Click on the picture below to print and insert in your holiday card!

Help spread the word to your school, club, business, place of worship or organization. Email: dolson@thegivingcircle.org  for more information.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS!