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Deadline to sign up: October 31
(or until all slots are filled)

Program Details: 

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 for complete details  >


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

Wrapping Party 

Thursday, December 7

St. Lucy’s Church Hall

254 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 

Morning 10am-12pm

Evening 5pm-7pm
(if needed)

Wish lists will be assigned by November 6th

Unwrapped gifts are due by Sunday December 3rd

Program Timetable:
September & October:

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 by November 6th.



Gift Drop-Off -

All unwrapped gifts are due Sunday 12/3
and should be dropped off at:

Giordano Family Methuen Karate Association

7O-C Bonanno Court, Methuen, MA

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