Help Friends of Karen deliver gifts and smiles for the holidays! Nearly 950 "Holiday Wish Lists" need to be filled this year. Join us in helping fulfill a child's wish list or fill the lists for several children. You will be the reason our children smile this holiday season. This year, because of COVID-19, we are sending gift cards so that our families may safely order their gifts online and have them shipped directly home.

"Each of our children sends us their wish list, and we match each child with a kind-hearted 'elf' who purchases one or more of the gift cards on the list," according to Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Tredwell, who organizes the program. "Every child looks forward to the holidays, but when parents are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness, preparing for the holidays are emotionally and financially difficult. Now with COVID-19, life is even more complicated. We want them to have joyful memories, even in the midst of illness."

You can help our children celebrate the holidays by purchasing one gift card for one child or several gifts cards. And if you don’t have a lot of time, we welcome cash donations and we’ll do the shopping for you. To participate, email or call (914) 617-4052. 

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by putting a smile on the face of a sick child and helping to create memories for their entire family?

Please Support  Our Holiday Adopt-a-Family program
Send checks and gift cards to:
Holiday Adopt-a-Family c/o Friends of Karen;
118 Titicus Road; North Salem NY 10560

It is unfortunate, but this year we cannot accept donations of gifts, gift wrap, tape, bows, holiday candy, or toy drives.

For more information:

LI donors please call 631-473-1768.