Holiday Gift Card Drive

Every year, hundreds of older kids and teens in Bucks County are completely forgotten during the holidays. Toy drives provide the right gifts for kids under 12, but not much for older siblings.

Help make sure that ALL young people in Bucks County get at least one great, exciting gift this year by supporting our Holiday Gift Card Drive by making a donation now.

We are seeing an increased need. In 2016, we served over 680 kids through this program. This year, we hope to serve 800 kids with true and verified needs on our waiting list.

How It Works

Now through December 15, we ask the public to provide gift cards – or donations to get gift cards – for local teens. Gifts of any amount will help and are deeply appreciated, but we do our best to make sure the average gift is $30 per child.

That provides a $25 gift card and an extra $5 gift card for food. Just $30 gives a young person the chance to hang out with friends, go shopping, and get something to eat. That’s a luxury these kids don’t normally have.

What Gift Cards Should I Get?

Target and Walmart are great choices. Other popular gift cards are for clothing (e.g. Abercrombie, Forever 21, Hollister, Wet Seal); food (e.g. Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, McDonald’s); and specialty shops (e.g. Barnes & Noble, Dick’s Sporting Goods).

Basically, any place you see teens shopping is great.

How Can I Help?

There are three ways to donate:
  • Drop off a gift card at our Fairless Hills office at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills PA, 19030
  • Mail a check with “Gift Card Drive” written on the memo line
  • Donate online using the form below. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Just click “pay with card” after submitting the form below.

This makes a great gift for that person on your list who has everything. Make a donation to the Holiday Gift Card Drive in their honor and we will acknowledge your gift.

If you know of other people who would be able to help an older kid or teen in need, please give them a copy of this year’s Gift card drive flyer

Contact Danielle Bush at danielleb@uwbucks.org or 215-949-1660 ext 112 with any questions.

Families looking for help through the Holiday Gift Card Drive can click here