Giving Hope Options

Big Wishes



Eight-year-old Eli is hoping for a Sonic the Hedgehog gift. One of our youngest residents, Eli left a home of violence for one of our group homes. Eli is small, speedy and a spitfire, and no doubt drawn to the animated character for its lightningfast speed, daredevilish tendencies and need to keep the peace.

Give the gift of joy this holiday season! This time of year can be especially difficult for the children and families we serve, but you can make it brighter by donating a toy, or sending a gift card or donation!

Our goal is to make sure every child we serve has a gift to open and every family is provided with much-needed essentials. Join in The Home’s largest donation initiative of the year, as we help those in our care unwrap joy this holiday!


Donate a gift card and help us double the value! Our generous friends at The TJX Companies and Bernie & Phyl’s will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $7,500 in gift card donations.


Visit Our Toy Room

  • Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift card at our Toy Room, November 28 - December 21. Hours are below:
    • Monday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
    • Saturday: 11am - 3pm
    • Sunday: CLOSED
    • Extended hours December 18 - 21: 11am - 7pm
  • Unable to deliver to the Toy Room? Please click here for a list of Bernie & Phyl's stores and community drop-off site locations.

Donate Online

  • You can make a monetary gift online at Your gift helps bring joy to our kids and families during the holidays and all year round!

Visit our Amazon Wish List

With just a few clicks, you can purchase and send a gift from our Amazon Wish List directly to The Home's Toy Room!

Create a Fundraiser

Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to donate to your fundraising page. The donations collected will help create positive holiday memories! To create a fundraiser, visit and start fundraising.

Mail a Gift Card

Our kids and families need gift cards for T.J. MaxxMarshallsTargetStar MarketMarket BasketStop & ShopWalmart, Amazon, VISAUber and more.

If you are sending your gift cards through the mail, please be sure to indicate the gift card amount on all gift cards. If you are purchasing gift cards online, it would be helpful to include the gift card receipt. Please send all gift cards by December 13, 2023, to ensure we can fill our kids’ wishes in time for the holidays.

We also want to thank you! Be sure you fill out an in-kind form and send to: The Home for Little Wanderers, Attn: Big Wishes, 10 Guest Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02135. 


  The Home for Little Wanderers
Attn: Big Wishes

10 Guest Street, Floor 3
Boston, MA 02135

Jamille Benson


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