Holiday Giving


Help create happy holiday memories for children and families in your community!

Website - wishlist buttonYou can make the holidays brighter for the children and families served by Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child and Family Center by donating:

  • New, unwrapped gifts
  • Gift cards
  • Food cards

Drop – off your donations, November 17 – December 17 at one of the following locations: 

Parsons Child and Family Center
54 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
518. 426. 2849

Northeast Parent & Child Society
1 Genium Plaza
Schenectady, NY 12304
Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm
518. 579. 3521


How can you help make the holidays brighter for children and families?

Here are a few of our favorite ideas:Girl_Green_gifts

» Print out the Wish List, post in a common area in your office, set out a box for collections, and email your colleagues to get the whole office involved! Team-building morale-booster!

» Attach the Wish List to your Holiday Party invitation, asking guests to bring a gift to donate. Collect the gifts at your party, ooh and ahh over how cute they are, share your delicious snacks, and send your guests home feeling stuffed with holiday spirit!

» Bring your kids shopping for gifts they would like to give to their “friends” at Northeast Parent & Child Society or Parsons Child and Family Center.

» Pick up a gift card from the check-out aisle the next time you go grocery shopping. While you are shopping for your family, help another mom or dad do the same!

Call 518. 579. 3521 or 518. 426. 2849 for more ideas!

2014 Holiday Wish List:

General Donations:
New, unwrapped toys, clothes, home goods and other gifts
Average age range: 13 – 19 years old

Mp3 Players (not ipods, please)
DVD Players
Portable DVD Players
iTunes Gift Cards
Video games for Xbox, Nintendo DS, Play Station (non-violent)
Gift Cards to Game Stop or Best Buy
Alarm Clocks
Hand held electronic games
Leap Frog items that do not require the main “Leap Frog” system

Hygiene Supplies for male and female
Manicure/pedicure sets
Axe/Old Spice, etc. gift sets for men (deodorant, body spray, etc.)
Dove, Olay, etc. gift sets for women (body spray, body wash, etc.)
Beauty supplies (makeup, hair products, combs, curling and straightening irons, nail polish, blow dryers)
Toothbrush/ toothpaste/ dental floss

Gift Cards
Movie Passes
Guptill’s, mini golf, Fastrax at Crossgates, etc.
FYE, Best Buy, Game Stop, etc.
Subway, McDonald’s, Stewarts, etc.
Teen clothing stores, general mall cards
Sporting goods stores

Board games (family appropriate)
Sporting goods (football, basketball, soccer ball, baseball and mitt, Frisbee, etc.)
Jump rope (single, Chinese jump rope, double dutch, etc.)
Outdoor Winter fun items: sleds, snow brick mold, snowman kit, etc.)

Minecraft Items
Remote control cars with batteries
Matchbox Cars
Action figures – non-violent
Posters – non-violent and non-sexual
DVDs with G or PG rating (Avengers, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Cars, Ironman, etc.)
Legos/Megablocs – all ages
Transformers – non-violent
Justin Bieber/One Direction pop culture items
Tonka Trucks
Barbie Dolls (all ethnicities)
Monster High Dolls
Doc McStuffins items
Jake and the Neverland Pirates items

Arts & Crafts
Art supplies (colored pencils and pens, crayons, coloring books, art tablets, etc.)
Fun journals, notebooks, stationary
Scrapbooking supplies
Jewelry making kits
Hobby kits (model planes, cars, etc.)
Craft kits
Sidewalk chalk
Paint your own pottery kit
Weaving loom

Jewelry and watches for teens (male and female)
Wallets for teens (male and female)
Comforters / Bed in a Bag (youth/teen)
Yoga-style lounge pants for teen girls (S-XXXL)
Pajama-style lounge pants for teen boys (M-XXXL)

Book series sets: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Golden Compass, etc.)

Stocking Stuffers
No candy or food, please