Christmas
Care To Share
Program

What Is It?

Create the Christmas MAGIC for local children in your community!

The Holiday Assistance Program is called Christmas Care To Share. It is intended to add joy and comfort to locals in their time of need who have recently suffered an unforeseen crisis (medical, house fire, emergency foster care placement, etc.).

With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, we provide winter clothes, shoes, socks, pajamas, toys, and so much more to brighten the holiday season for a family.

Each family being considered will be required to fill out a Christmas Care to Share Wish List. There are four giving categories:

  • One Gift I Want
  • One Gift I Need
  • One Gift To Wear
  • One Gift To Read
Please note: A wish list is just that… a wish. There is no guarantee for receiving any of the items selected.

The Elf Tags will be hung on the tree and generous donors will select an elf tag or two.   For those donors who don’t like to shop, send in donations and one of our elf volunteers will use your generosity to grant some elf wishes

What Is It?

Create the Christmas MAGIC for local children in your community!

The Holiday Assistance Program is called Christmas Care To Share. It is intended to add joy and comfort to locals in their time of need who have recently suffered an unforeseen crisis (medical, house fire, emergency foster care placement, etc.).

With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, we provide winter clothes, shoes, socks, pajamas, toys, and so much more to brighten the holiday season for a family.

Each family being considered will be required to fill out a Christmas Care to Share Wish List. There are four giving categories:

  • One Gift I Want
  • One Gift I Need
  • One Gift To Wear
  • One Gift To Read

Please note: A wish list is just that… a wish. There is no guarantee for receiving any of the items selected.

The Elf Tags will be hung on the tree and generous donors will select an elf tag or two.   For those donors who don’t like to shop, send in donations and one of our elf volunteers will use your generosity to grant some elf wishes

What might seem like a simple act of granting one Elf Wish for an anonymous donor, to that child or family, the IMPACT is SUBSTANTIAL. And the SMILES on their faces Christmas morning - PRICELESS!

Who Is Eligible

The following conditions need to be met in order to be eligible to receive Christmas gift assistance from Ellie's Elves. To qualify for free holiday assistance:
  • Recently suffered an unforeseen crisis
  • Must be located in Stafford, Spotsylvania, City of Fredericksburg, King George, or Caroline County
  • Not receiving assistance with Christmas gifts from another nonprofit, church, or organization.

Please note:  Requesting Christmas gift assisstance from Ellie’s Elves when you are already receiving assistance from another organization may result in being banned from future assistance with this and other organizations.

Ways To Participate

There are several ways to support the Christmas Care To Share Program:
  • If you are a family in crisis, reach out to your school counselor, social worker, or representative to nominate your family by filling out a Christmas Care To Share Participation Application.
  • Select an elf tag from an Ellie’s Elves’ Tree, purchase the item(s) requested, and return the unwrapped items to the same location you picked up the Ellie’s Elves’ Elf Tag. Please include the Elf Tag with the unwrapped item(s).  Be sure to remove the donation receipt at the bottom of the tag.  Use scissors and cut along the dotted line provided and retain for your records.  View the locations, to find the location that is most convenient for you.
  • If you would like to make a monetary donation and let Ellie’s Elves take care of the rest, there are several ways you can donate.  Check out our Donation page for more details.
  •  Select one of the qualifying families to view their online ‘wish list’ registry.
  • Participate in the Toy Drive by dropping off a New & UNwrapped toy to one of our convenient elf tree locations, other drop off locations, or our Fredericksburg Office – 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 *by appointment only please*.
  • If you selected items, and you expect the gifts will not arrive until after the due date, please contact us.

Care To Share Participant Application

School Social Workers and Counselors as well as the healthcare provider (in some circumstances) will need to nominate the individual or family to be considered.

Requirements

Each family being considered will be required to do to the following:

  • Fill out a Christmas Care To Share Wish List
  • Create a separate Wish List for each family member in need
  • Select up to 2 items for each of the 4 giving categories
  • Make sure to include sizes where applicable.  Make sure to designate whether the sizing is children. toddler, or adult sizing.  Please include waist/length measurements for pants.
  • Please, no requests for electronics unless they are for educational purposes.
  • A wish list is just that…a wish.  There is no guarantee for receiving any of the items selected.

Deadlines

Check below for the important deadlines related to the Christmas Care To Share Program.

Families In Crisis

  • Before Starting An Application – Fill out an Ellie’s Elves’ Release Of Information Form (ROI) and complete the signature process before filling out an application.  Once you have completed and submitted the online ROI form, please look for an email from Portant to sign the document electronically.  This electronic signature is necessary to complete the process.  If you don’t see an email from Portant in your inbox, check your spam folder.
  • October 30thChristmas Care To Share Participant Application must be submitted by October 30th.  School Social Workers, Counselors, and/or healthcare provider will need to nominate the individual or family to be considered.
  • November 6thChristmas Care To Share Wish List must be completed for each family member in need and submitted by November 6th.  Be sure to create a separate Wish List for each family member in need; select up to 2 items for each of the 4 giving categories; make sure to include sizes where applicable; and please, no requests for electronics unless they are for educational purposes.

Generous Donors

  • Check your Elf Tags – Check your Elf Tag for the due date the item(s) you purchased need to be returned.  View the locations, to find the location that is most convenient for you.  Please include the Elf Tag with the unwrapped item(s).  
  • Check the Wish List Registry –  Check the ‘Wish List’ Registry of the items you selected from the  qualifying family‘s wish list for the date your purchase(s) will need to be dropped off at one of our convenient elf tree locations or other drop off locations.
  • December 14th by 2:00pm –  All donations of New and UNwrapped toys for the Toy Drive need to be dropped off at one of our convenient elf tree locations, other drop off locations, or our Fredericksburg Office – 2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 *by appointment only please*.
  • For All Item Donations –  If you selected item(s), and you expect the gift(s) will not arrive until after the due date, please contact us.
  • For All Monetary Donations –  There is no specific due date for monetary donations, but the earlier your donation, the sooner our volunteers will be able to grant elf wishes

Forms To Be Completed

Registration is now closed. Check back in September 2024 for updates on our Christmas Care To Share 2024 Registration.

Sponsor A Family

Provide Christmas cheer to brighten Christmas morning for a local family during their darkest hour.
  • Purchase items from a family’s wish list to make their holidays happier and brighter.
  • There is a link below for each family that qualified. 
  • Selecting one of the families will take you to the wish list page for that family.  It functions similarly to any online registry.
  • The number of items you select is up to you. 
  • Selecting an item removes it from the list of items the family requested or ‘wished’ for. 
  • Once you’ve selected an item, that item will be considered as already purchased, so please be careful before making a selection.
  • If you make a selection in error, please contact us so we can make sure that item is placed back on the list.
  • Drop it off at one of our convenient elf tree locations or other drop off locations.
  • If you selected items, and you expect the gifts will not arrive until after the due date, please contact us.
  • Suggestion:  If you purchase an item online, to save your valuable time, consider shipping the purchase directly to us.  Then you won’t have to set aside more time to drop off the donation.  If you do include the address below as the shipping address, please forward the shipping information so we will know when to expect it.

Ellie’s Elves Care To Share
C/O Joni Kanazawa,
851 Belle Plains Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

Please Note:
If you select to send it to the address above, please click on the “Gift Options” and include a Gift Message with the Family Name/Code and the person’s name/code that the gift is for.  That will help ensure we get the gifts to the proper recipient.  

Qualifying Families

To sponsor one of the qualifying familes below, select the desired one to view the family’s wish list page. 

Registration is now closed. Check back September 2024 for updates on our Christmas Care To Share 2024 Registration.
Donations Are Due By December 14th By 2 p.m.

Toy Drive

We are looking for donations of new (unwrapped) toys, games, sports equipment, clothing, toiletries, and accessories for local families.

Ellie’s Elves
2217 Princess Anne Street,
Suite 106-1F
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Ellie’s Elves
2217 Princess Anne Street,
Suite 106-1F
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

For more information, email  ElliesElvesChristmas@gmail.com.

For more information, email  ElliesElvesChristmas@gmail.com.

Ellie’s Elves
2217 Princess Anne Street,
Suite 106-1F
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

For more information, email  ElliesElvesChristmas@gmail.com.

Donations Due By December 14th by 2 p.m.
The donations we collect during the holidays not only helps us deliver a gift to children who would otherwise go without, but they also help us provide several services during the year to shine a light on local families during their darkest hours.

Ellie's Elves' Trees and "Elf" Tag Locations

Please drop off UNwrapped gifts at the same location where you picked up the Elf tag.

All of our convenient drop off locations are listed below.  By selecting the address, listed under the location name, will show you where the business is located on a map.

Please drop off UNwrapped gifts at the same location where you picked up the Elf tag.

All of our convenient drop off locations are listed below.  By selecting the address, listed under the location name, will show you where the business is located on a map.

Other Drop Off Locations

Donations Due By December 14th by 2 p.m.

Christmas Care To Share Program

Shine light to brighten the holiday season for a family in crisis