Due to an overwhelming amount of support by our local community, we are no longer accepting Santa's Helpers for 2020. Thank you for your interest and we hope you will consider supporting next year. 

Wrapping Party:

Wednesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 10


Sons of Italy Hall

459 Merrimack St., Methuen,MA 01844

Program Details:

The sign up process when businesses and individuals volunteer to become a Santa’s Helper.



Each Santa’s Helper will be assigned a child and receive a wish list that will provide the gender and age of the child.



Gift Drop-Off -

All unwrapped gifts are due Sunday 12/6
and can be dropped off at:

Giordano Family Methuen Karate Association

7O-C Bonanno Court, Methuen, MA

Each Santa’s Helper will be anonymously assigned a child and will receive a personal wish list from that child that includes personal items like clothing as well as toys.


The foster children participating in this program are ages birth to 12 years of age, and are currently under the care of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in the Merrimack Valley, including Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, North Andover and the greater Haverhill region. Individuals, groups, or businesses may sign up to sponsor one child or more. Cash donations are accepted in lieu of receiving a Christmas wish list.  View our flyer >


In addition to being a Santa's Helper, the FKMV are accepting in-kind donations for the Annual Christmas Party including Pizza and Beverages, Cookies, Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper, Tape, Scissors and more. 


Cash donations may be made using Paypal

or send directly to:

Larry Giordano 
Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. 
P.O.Box 2166
Methuen, MA 01844

Please email us for any general questions about being a Santa's Helper

NEW IN 2020!