Gifts of Love is a need-based annual drive to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and older adults living alone. It brings joy to families living below the poverty line, and to older adults who might not receive any other gifts this year.
Here’s how it works:
Gift recipients are selected and registered from among clients who got help from ICS this year and continue to have a need.
NOVEMBER 6, 2023
Online adoption begins. Gift donors download and print wish lists that include preferences like size and favorite color.
DECEMBER 1, 2023
Last day to adopt gift recipients. The adoption portal closes at 4 p.m.
DECEMBER 4-8, 2023
Donors drop off unwrapped gifts between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the ICS location specified in the recipient profile/wish list. Those donating gift wrap supplies can drop them off at the location of their choice.
on the campus of Rincon Congregational UCC
122 N. Craycroft Road
on the campus of Christ the King Episcopal Church
2820 W. Ina Road
DECEMBER 11-15, 2023
Recipient families pick up their gifts, along with wrapping paper and tape so parents have the opportunity to wrap their children’s gifts. Gifts for older adults are wrapped and delivered by ICS volunteers.
ICS recommends spending about $30 per gift recipient.
IMAGE: Gifts of Love 2022 toy delivery by Tucson Omni National Resort representatives.
Faith communities and other organizations can pre-register to request a team gift drive. Specify the number of children and older adults desired, and ICS will create a custom adoption link for your group. Deadline: October 23
Instead of receiving pre-wrapped gifts this year, parents and guardians will get to see their kids’ presents ahead of time and wrap the items for their children.
Want to help but don’t have time to shop? Monetary donations can be used to buy presents for clients who don’t get adopted through the portal before the December 1 deadline. ICS volunteers do the shopping.