Holiday Gift Drive

Posted on November 20th, 2017

Our Holiday Gift Drive provides gifts for children served by the Child Advocates, who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and – as a result – have been placed in protective custody. This project makes the holiday season brighter for children who might otherwise be without gifts for Christmas.

Our goal is to provide 1,000 Indianapolis foster children with gifts this holiday season.

Ways You Can Help

  1. Make a donation
    Want to bring some holiday cheer to an abused child but don’t have time to deal with the logistics? Let us take care of it for you! Your online contribution or check mailed to Child Advocates (please designate Holiday Gift Drive on check) will go straight to Santa’s Workshop, where Santa’s elves will buy and distribute gifts for you!


  1. Sponsor a child (or multiple children)
    The average amount spent per child is $100. Sponsoring a child’s Wish List is an opportunity for you, your family and/or your company to provide gifts to one or more of these very deserving children. The child (or his/her caregiver) completes a Wish List registration form detailing items the child would like. As a sponsor, you will receive the Wish List form from Child Advocates and then shop for “your” child or children. Since the children we serve range in age from newborn to 18 years, the requested gifts are child- and age-specific. We ask that a minimum of three gifts be purchased for each child (typically one “big” item and at least two “smaller” items). You will bring your child’s gifts, in a bag, to our warehouse on the designated sponsor drop-off days with the Wish List Form attached, where they will be sorted and prepared for delivery in time for Christmas.

Drop off Location: 2917 Roosevelt Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46218

Drop off Dates/Times: 

Saturday, December 2 – 9:00AM-6:00PM

Weekdays: December 4 – December 14 8:30AM-6:30PM

Saturday December 9 –  9:00AM-6:00PM

Friday, December 15 – 2:30PM-6:30PM

If you have questions about drop-off please contact Nikita Garner at 317-627-7314 or nikita@childadvocates.net

  1. Volunteer at Santa’s Workshop (click here to sign up)
    This is an opportunity for you to help at our Holiday Gift Drive Warehouse. Dates and times listed above.