Since 2015, supporters of the Megan’s House Foundation have done their part to spread holiday cheer to the young women who call Megan’s House and Erin’s House home. In some ways, this year won’t be any different. In others, it will be completely different.
Normally, friends of the Foundation deliver gifts at an annual holiday gathering that’s come to be known as Presents for Residents. In turn, those gifts are distributed to residents by Santa Claus during a Christmas party held in each of the respective houses.
For those in recovery, holidays can be extremely difficult times and many of our residents come to us with few belongings except the clothes on their back. Experiencing the generosity of our community and opening presents that encompass everything from the bare necessities to fun luxuries often brings tears to the eyes of young women who’ve often spent the holidays alone.
Of course, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, we’ve made some changes to the annual Presents for Residents fundraiser. This year’s gift drive won’t be an in person gathering. Instead, we’re asking folks to participate online by shopping through Amazon and shipping their gifts directly to Megan’s House. The address is 32 Berry Road, Lowell, MA, 01854.
Santa’s elves are also collecting presents at Athenian Corner Restaurant, 207 Market Street, Lowell, MA, 01852.
To view our Wish List of items, please click on this link directly to our Amazon Gift page. If you prefer to make a financial contribution which we can use to purchase gifts on our own, please click here for our Donation page.
Once again, thank you for your continued support of the young women who call Megan’s House and Erin’s House home. Your thoughtfulness helps make the coming days merry and bright for our residents.