Holiday Gift Card Drive

Donate Gift Cards For Teens in Bucks County

Every year, hundreds of older kids and teens in Bucks County are overlooked during the holidays. You can make sure they have a bright holiday this year by donating to our Holiday Gift Card Drive.

Provide Support to Families in Need

When money is tight around the holidays, it’s often the older children that go without. Toy drives provide the right gifts for kids under 11, but not much for their older siblings. Our Holiday Gift Card Drive specifically serves teens and tweens. Gifts of any amount are deeply appreciated, but we try to give each kid about $35 for food and clothing.

How Your Dollars Help:

In 2020, 1,804 older kids and teens received gift cards through the Holiday Gift Card Drive.

The most effective way to help Holiday Gift Card Drive is by making a direct donation. By making a direct donation, we can purchase more gift cards in bulk at a discount – and that means we can help more kids! Make a donation now.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP THE GIFT CARD DRIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IN BUCKS COUNTY

How It Works

Now through December 18, we are asking the public to provide cash 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 to 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

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. (flyer coming soon!)

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

What Gift Cards Should I Get?

This year, we are asking the community to send us cash donations. By making a direct donation, we can purchase more gift cards in bulk at a discount – and that means we can help more kids!

How Can I Get Help?

Click here to learn more.

Registration does not open until November.

To make a donation online complete the form below and click ‘donate’; you will be taken to PayPal to complete the transaction. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Look for the text that says, “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available),” and click continue.

*If we meet the needs of all kids on our list, remaining funds may be used to help those in Bucks County with similar needs throughout the year.

About Gift Card Drive

Making the Holidays Special

There are several holiday drives in Bucks County. While they are all wonderful, not all of them include older children. It’s easy to forget that older children want to experience the magic of the holiday season as well. You can ensure that they’re not forgotten. Here’s why you should donate to United Way of Bucks County, so we can get them gift cards this holiday season.

Give to a Great Cause

You likely have several holiday donations in Bucks County that you’ve already submitted. We ask that you make room for one more holiday gift card drive. Our holiday drive in Bucks County donates gift cards to older children and teenagers. We make sure that they’re able to open a present alongside their younger siblings.

A parent can feel terrible by having to leave out their older children because they don’t have enough money to buy them presents. Most people donate presents for younger children. While this is certainly important too, our holiday gift card drive in Bucks County makes sure that older children aren’t left out.

An Extra Need

Holiday drives are more important than ever this year in Bucks County. Families have been hit hard financially. Many might worry they won’t have enough to give their children a special holiday experience. When you donate, we’ll get them gift cards to give them that experience, and make their holiday one to remember. 

The pandemic will likely keep families from shopping for presents, too. Our holiday gift card drive enables families to purchase presents safely for their families.

Although the pandemic may make us feel isolated, we can still nurture our community by offering to donate to our holiday gift card drive.

Why Older Children Matter

If you’re wondering why our holiday donations go to older children, then that’s because few holiday drives are geared towards older children and teenagers. Yet they deserve presents like everyone else. When you donate to our drive, a teenager in our community will be able to connect with that sense of magic that they enjoyed when they were younger.

Older children are on the verge of becoming adults. They’re starting to figure themselves out. Our holiday drive aims to give holiday donations that can help them feel good about themselves. Teenagers, in particular, battle with their self-esteem. A donation may seem like a small gesture, but it can mean the world to someone in need. 

Donate Today

You can change a child’s life when you choose to donate to our gift card drive. Call us for more information!