Holiday Gift Card Drive

Every year, hundreds of older kids and teens in Bucks County are forgotten during the holidays. Toy drives provide the right gifts for kids under 11, but not much for their older siblings.

Help make sure that ALL young people in Bucks County get at least one great, exciting gift this year by donating to our Holiday Gift Card Drive.

Last year, our generous donors supported over 1,600 young people. This year, we expect the need for holiday help to increase significantly. Families in Bucks County are really struggling this year because of the pandemic. Your support will help keep many of them on track without having to worry about how they will make Christmas happen this year.

We will close our wait list to kids in need on December 11th to allow time for our volunteers to shop and sort orders. If you can help, please make your gift as soon as possible so we don’t have to turn families away.

The most effective way to help Gift Card Drive is by making a direct donation. That allows us to purchase gift cards in bulk at a discount. Make a donation now!

How It Works

Now through December 18, we are asking the public to provide donations to get gift cards - for local teens. Gifts of any amount will help and are deeply appreciated, but we try to make sure that each kid gets about $35 for food and clothing. That means they get to shop for something new or hang out with friends and grab a snack. It's a luxury these kids don’t normally have.

How Can I Help?
There are a few ways to donate:
  • Donate online using the form below. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Just click "pay with card" after submitting the form below.
  • Mail a check with "Gift Card Drive" written on the memo line
  • Shop online at: bit.ly/GCDBucks and have gift cards delivered directly to us through Walmart's Registry for Good! 
  • Drop off a gift card at our Fairless Hills office at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills PA, 19030 on 12/1, 12/3, 12/8, & 12/10, between 9am  and 3pm. 
  • Mail gift cards to the address above (Attn: Faith Parkinson).
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.
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.

**This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking the community to send us cash donations so that we can purchase gift cards in bulk. But if you still want to help by collecting gift cards, that is okay too, please plan to either:

  • Drop off a gift card at our Fairless Hills office at 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills PA, 19030 on 12/1, 12/3, 12/8, & 12/10, between 9am  and 3pm.
  • Mail gift cards to the address above (attn: Faith Parkinson).

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 (coming soon).

Contact Katie Matarazzo at katiem@uwbucks.org with any questions.

Families, United Way Member Agencies, and school district representatives looking for help through the Holiday Gift Card Drive please check back soon! We plan to open registration on November 4th, 2020.