The S:US Holiday Gift Project is designed to offer New Yorkers an opportunity to share in the spirit of the holiday season by providing a personalized gift to individuals served by S:US — adults or children with an intellectual/developmental disability, children living in our family shelters, domestic violence shelters or supported housing, seniors with a disability, or veterans who need assistance.
Help us reach our goal to have everyone we serve experience the joy of the holiday season.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I get involved?
Email Minjung Park at [email protected] with the number of individuals you’d like to gift.
How much should I spend on each individual?
We ask our programs to keep the individuals’ wishes under $40.
Can I spend more?
Of course, we do not want to quash anyone’s generosity. However, if you have the means, please spread the wealth and adopt more individuals.
What if I can’t find (or afford) the person’s wish?
We provide suggestions or wishes. While most wishes cost $40 or less, our staff are strong advocates for the individuals we serve. Please do not feel obligated to fulfill the wish exactly.
I don’t enjoy shopping. Can I still participate?
Definitely. You can make a donation below and we will do the shopping for you. You can also purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist that contains individuals’ wishes. Also, one of the most requested wishes is for a gift card. It allows individuals to make their own purchases. Just let us know and we’ll send you individuals who specifically request gift cards.
What is the best way to put names of gift recipients on stockings/gifts/bags?
Some people staple, glue, or tape the names on. If you are crafty, bubble or fabric paint is the way to go.
Should the gifts be wrapped?
Definitely no need to gift wrap if gifts are in a stocking or gift bag. While some people gift wrap, we will also have a sorting and gift-wrapping volunteer day on Saturday, December 12th. If interested in participating, please contact Minjung Park at [email protected].
What is the deadline to drop off gifts?
The last date to drop off gifts is Thursday, December 17th. We need enough time to package the gifts and deliver them to their program sites before the holidays. We strongly encourage gift cards. It allows individuals to make their own purchases. Just let us know and we’ll send you individuals who specifically request gift cards.
Where do I send or drop off the gifts?
Please send or drop off gifts to: 463 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018, attention: Minjung Park
Can I drop off gifts?
Yes, you can. Our business hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 AM–5 PM. With new coronavirus restrictions, please contact Minjung Park at [email protected] or 646-823-1179 regarding date and time for drop offs.
For further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Minjung Park, Volunteer & Community Relations Manager, at [email protected] or 646-823-1179.