You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

You're the Gift

Bringing the spirit of a holiday to those who otherwise might not have a celebration.

What we do

The Holiday Project is a national nonprofit organization comprised of thousands of volunteers who visit with people spending Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and other holidays confined to hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions.

52 years

This year, The Holiday Project celebrates our 52nd year of organizing visits.

1.5+ million visits

Through the years, our volunteers have visited with more than a million and a half people.

8,000 volunteers

The Holiday Project has been supported by more than 8000 volunteers across the U.S.

Volunteer Coordinator

Do you love to volunteer? Are you highly organized? Are the holidays your favorite time of year?

The Holiday Project has the perfect opportunity for you!  The Holiday Project, a non-profit organization bringing the holiday spirit to nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals, is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to organize volunteers starting with the 2024 holiday season. If you’re interested in donating your time to conduct outreach to volunteers for planned visits, and coordinate logistics for volunteer opportunities, please click the button below.
#YouAretheGift

The true spirit of the season

Each year 1.5 million Americans spend their holidays confined to nursing homes; more than two-thirds have no living relatives.

For these Americans, the holidays can be a lonely experience with few opportunities for companionship. At the same time, many other people look for ways to make their holidays more fulfilling – ways to return themselves to the true spirit of the season. 

The Holiday Project provides an opportunity that satisfies both these needs. 

Upcoming Events

Independence Day

Independence Day

Date: 07/03/2024Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmVenue: Armed Forces Retirement HomeOrganizer: Robin WileyCategory: independence dayTag: armed forces, fourth of july, independence day
JOIN THE HOLIDAY PROJECT AS WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME

 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

12:00 – 1:00 PM

ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Date: 07/23/2024Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmVenue: The Century ClubOrganizer: Roger TheilCategory: Christmas in JulyTag: bessie bishop leadership award, christmas in july, roger theil
JOIN THE HOLIDAY PROJECT AS WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY

AND HONOR ROGER THEIL AS THE RECEPIENT OF THE BESSIE BISHOP LEADERSHIP AWARD

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS - BEER AND WINE WILL BE SERVED

$50.00 SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION -

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Greeting Cards

Donate handmade greeting cards that can be handed out at holidays throughout the year.

One of the best ways to share the spirit of the season is by sharing a greeting card, either store-bought or homemade. Making homemade greeting cards in advance of your visit is an excellent project for a scout troop or school group.

Please send an email to
youarethegift@holidayproject.net

if you are interested in donating cards to The Holiday Project.

Gifts

Donate gifts to brighten the holiday season for those served by The Holiday Project.

You’re the Gift is the motto of our organization, and we mean it. The gift that you will give this holiday season is a truly precious one. Like the Little Drummer Boy, you will be giving the gift of yourself.

That being said, we welcome appropriate gifts to share with residents. Examples of appropriate gifts include small stuffed animals, sports memorabilia, large print books and magazines, sample-size bottles of lotion or soap, socks, slipper socks, and fleece throws.

​It should be noted that corporate gifts are welcome as well, and are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The Holiday Project is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Examples of corporate gifts received in the past include children’s sleeping bags, headbands, and a series of first-edition romance novels.

Please e-mail us at youarethegift@holidayproject.net if you are interested in making a corporate donation.

Visiting

Visits are the hallmark of the Holiday Project’s Program.

Organizing a visit for your organization is easy and can bring new meaning to the holiday season. Simply contact the Activities Director of the facility that you wish to visit and explain that you are a volunteer with The Holiday Project. Refer the activities Director to this website if they need more information. Select a date and time for your visit, bearing in mind that Saturday and Sunday afternoons are best.

Once your visit is scheduled, please bear in mind that there are certain guidelines that your group must follow. One of the most important is that NO FOOD is allowed on visits.
Another important rule is that there is NO PHOTOGRAPHY on visits unless prior consent is obtained at the facility. In addition, certain facilities may impose age restrictions on visitors. Check with your facility in advance of your visit.

For more information on how to organize a visit please send us an email at
info@holidayproject.net