Tools to Make the Holidays Enjoyable
- Halloween Card for Trick or Treating with Non Verbal Kids
- Trick or Treat Social Stories
- Thanksgiving Social Stories
- Thanksgiving Social Story
- PECS for Thanksgiving
- Holiday Survival Guide
- Holiday Letter to Family and Friends
- Hanukkah Social Story ( text with Pictures)
- Download Resources for Jewish Holidays
Holiday Gift Request Resources & Ideas
For Families in Central Massachusetts
- Project Just Because– Families need to register electronically at projectjustbecause.org.
- T & G Santa- The Telegram & Gazette collects funds and gives to various Salvation Army and Catholic Charity sites in Central Mass.
- Salvation Army- Families should contact their local Salvation Army locations.
- Catholic Charities- Catholic Charities needs to be contacted by Diocese. They can be found on line or by calling any local Catholic parish.
- Gardner and Winchendon- Families can contact or visit the Community Action Councils in their respective towns.
- Toys for Tots- Go to toysfortots.org to make requests.
- Housing Projects- Many of the bigger housing projects sign on to various donor groups, and residents may be able to get gifts there.
- Places of Worship- Families may want to ask their local worship centers if they know of additional resources.
- Schools- Families may want to ask their child’s guidance department or teachers if they know of additional community resources.
- Town Clerk- Town Clerks tend to know much about what is offered in the communities they serve.