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379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

The Hillsborough Community Assistance Network has started gearing up for the 2022 Holiday Food and Gift Program

The Hillsborough Community Assistance Network has started gearing up for the 2022 Holiday Food and Gift Program

The program, which is administered through the Hillsborough Township Social Services Department, looks to provide a small reprieve for those in need by lending a helping hand in providing gifts for the holidays. 

By gathering the wish lists from the families who participate, the Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) is able to match the families with sponsors. 

Each year, the department looks to the community for residents willing to sponsor a family or individual.  (Families with similar age children can be matched up accordingly).  

Our goal as we sponsor families is to provide three gifts per each person in the adopted family.  To make shopping easier, each adopted family is asked to provide a “wish list” that is shared with their sponsor.   Families are advised that “wish list” items should be $35.00 or less.   The wish list is to be used as a guide; sponsors are not obligated to purchase every item on their list. 

A sponsor in our program has several options; sponsors may choose to:

  • “adopt” a whole family
  • “adopt” just one person from a family
  • Provide one specific gift to someone in a family. 

All items purchased for families in the program are due back in the Social Services Department by Tuesday, December 13th in order to be distributed in time for the Holidays. 

We ask that items are brought in unwrapped, but you may provide wrapping paper and tape if you wish. 

For additional information for those who wish to sponsor gifts, or those needing assistance this holiday season, please contact the Social Services office at 908-369-3880.

To adopt a family, please click on the link below

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