Spirit of the Holidays is a non-profit, 501c3 organization committed to helping families during the holiday season within the South Jersey area who are living with HIV/AIDS and who are in dire financial need.
Each year, Garden State Infectious Diseases and Cooper Health Systems give us a list of families, whom they have carefully assessed, along with their "wish lists" from each family member for the Holidays. We then have sponsors including local organizations, schools, churches, businesses, clubs & athletic teams who raise money or make donations to purchase brand new gift items for each family member. We also provide each family with a food basket filled to the brim for a complete Holiday dinner!
What sets us apart from so many other great organizations during this time of year is our committment to meet the specific needs of each famiy member. If a child receives the exact gift he/she requested, Santa has visited!! And, we make every effort to "personalize" each gift bag by getting each members' first name and exact clothing & shoe size.
We deliver all gift items and food baskets within the second week of December to ensure that each family will celebrate the Holiday season on time and with little stress. If we can bless them with one carefree day without worries, let them know that they are not forgotten and that God loves them, then we have accomplished our mission.