2022 Guardian ad Litem Holiday Gift Drive

Stuffed animal in a gift box with holiday lights behind

Separated from family and siblings, the holiday season can be a difficult and lonely time for the abused, neglected, and abandoned children represented by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.

Despite their circumstances and heartbreaking stories, these children and youth still anticipate the season like any other child. We want to ensure that their holidays are bright.

Each year, nonprofit support organization Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc. (GALF2) works with local businesses, community organizations, and individuals to ensure that every child represented by our program receives gifts for the holiday season.

They need your help to meet this goal. Please participate in the 2022 Guardian ad Litem Holiday Gift Drive and help bring some holiday cheer and normalcy to a child in the community.

Thank you for your support!

How It Works

Individuals and businesses donate gift cards, new gifts such as toys, games, bikes, scooters, dolls, and sports items, or cash. These items are then provided to guardian ad litem volunteers to give to children and youth represented by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.

We have a list of gift recommendations PDF by age and gender, which also makes note of prohibited items that are not accepted. Gift cards from stores such as Kohl's, Old Navy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart can allow the GAL volunteer to shop and ship gift purchases to the child's caregiver, or provide the gift card directly to the child. We also provide gift cards to children thirteen and over so that they can purchase things they personally choose.

We will be working to collect donations by Thursday, December 1, 2022 so the volunteers can get the gifts to the children by the holidays. However, donations are welcome after that date as well, since new cases and children in need will come in throughout the holidays.

How To Help

Whether representing a company or supporting individually, we appreciate any assistance that you can offer. All donations to GALF2 are tax deductible. Donated funds will be used to purchase gift cards for children.

  ★  Donate Money

  • Use your credit or debit card via PayPal

  • Mail a check payable to Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc.

  ★  Spread the Word

Event Contact

Please contact GALF2 to ask questions about the drive.

Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc.
  • Stacey Burns
    holidays@galf2.org
    (850) 518-0775

  • Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc.
    PO Box 3992
    Tallahassee, Florida 32315-3992

First Published September 13, 2022