United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) is excited to announce Hope for the Holidays, a holiday gift drive to ensure that all families have the same opportunity to enjoy the Holiday season and that all youth have the chance to do what’s most important for them: play and have fun. We will work with our trusted and valued community partners such as Mercy Medical Center, the Hilltown Community Center, the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Christina’s House, public schools in Monson and Palmer, and local libraries.
In collaboration with Mercy Medical Center, we will be holding Fill the Fiat: an in-person toy donation event where we will fill a vintage Fiat 500 outside our office with holiday gifts for those in need. Details of this event will be announced at a later date.
Hope for the Holidays is seeking educational toys, as well as socks and pajamas, for infants and children through age 12.
For those wishing to get involved, collection bins can be found here:
Monson Free Library
2 High St, Monson, MA, 01057
Porter Memorial Library
87 Main St, Blandford, MA, 01008
Granville Public Library
2 Granby Rd, Granville, MA, 01034
1441 Main St, Springfield, MA, 01103
Palmer Public Library
1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069
2 Broad St, Westfield, MA 01085
Shortstop Bar & Grill
99 Springfield Rd, Westfield, MA 01085
2064 Main St, Three Rivers, MA 01080
Russell Public Library
162 Main St, Russell, MA 01071
We are setting up collection sites throughout the county and they will be open November 15th through December 7th. Staff and volunteers will sort donations and deliver them to our community partners, who will distribute to families.
UWPV is seeking educational toys, as well as socks and pajamas. The target population is youth from infants through age 12.
Donors may also visit our Amazon gift registry: