Make the Season Bright for Cape Ann Kids!

The Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund supports children in our community by providing gifts for families who are struggling financially. 

Photo by Jason Grow
Photo by Jason Grow

Provide Support

Action Inc., Pathways for Children, and Wellspring House, Inc. are proud to team up once again to provide support for more than 1,250 children living in Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea, Essex, and Ipswich. 

You Can Help Us This Holiday Season

We are accepting monetary gifts and donations of new, unwrapped toys.

Gift Drop-Off

New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from November 13 – December 13 at Pathways for Children, 29 Emerson Ave., Gloucester during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM).

See the list of TOY DONATION SITES across Cape Ann or read more about our Pop-up Drop-off on December 7 and December 9.   

Cash Donation

Cash donations can be made via credit/debit card using the form below. Checks should be made out to the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund and mailed c/o Action Inc., 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. 

Shop our Amazon Wishlist to purchase toys we know kids will love. Your order will be shipped directly to us! 

Applications for the Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund are now closed.

As inscrições para o Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund estão encerradas.

Las solicitudes para Cape Ann Kids Holiday Fund están cerradas.

About the Cape Ann Kids Fund

For decades, Cape Ann’s non-profits have worked hard to bring cheer to all families over the holidays. Over the years we have served tens of thousands of families, providing toys, books, pajamas, and gift cards through our combined efforts.

Action Inc. works to build an equitable and resilient community by creating opportunities for all on Cape Ann. Action Inc. offers programs that bring positive change to people’s lives, including affordable housing, homelessness prevention, fuel assistance and energy efficiency programs, and job training and education.

Pathways for Children provides full-day, year-round education, support, programs, and activities for children and families impacted by economic and social inequities. Their programs serve more than 2,500 individuals from North Shore communities every year.

Wellspring House inspires families and adults on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security through stable housing, education, job training and career readiness.

Contact Us

For questions about toy donations, please call 978-515-5362 or email

For information regarding cash donations, please call 978-282-1000 x 102 or email

If you need assistance with your application or have questions about the program, please call 978-515-5362 or email