WHO WE ARE
Priceless Presents makes a difference in the lives of local Rhode Island children in need by bringing them a sense of joy that is often taken for granted - receiving a birthday present. Many children are fortunate enough to have parties and abundant holidays where they receive multiple gifts. Imagine a child that may not even receive one.
This is where Priceless Presents comes in.
A birthday gift for a child in need is not about receiving a material item. It is about feeling celebrated, loved, and special. And for caretakers, Priceless Presents allows them to experience the same delight and pride we all do when we surprise our children with their one special present.
WHO WE HELP
We are teaming up with Tap In, Barrington's own all-volunteer community outreach organization,
to provide 500 East Bay children between the ages of 1 and 10 with birthday presents this year.
THERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN HELP
As busy parents, we know it can be hard to find time to volunteer and that financial asks can become burdensome.
So, we're making it simple and calling on the community to help us collect
NEW, UNOPENED AND UNWRAPPED PRESENTS.
1. Let's face it – kid’s birthday presents can add up quickly and are often forgotten a week later. If our fellow parents donate just one gift from our child's collection, think of how quickly we could pass along joy. This is even something that you can involve your older children in to teach them the value of giving to those less fortunate - have them pick one present they would like to pass on.
2. When shopping for a child – be it your own, a friend or grandkid- it's a great time to take pause and remember that you can help by simply picking up one more present. It doesn't need to be over-the-top. A great children's gift is often under $20 and for toddlers, even less. Whatever you can do will help!
3. If you are a parent throwing a party for your child, ask your guests to bring presents for Priceless Presents in addition to, or instead of, gifts for your guest of honor.
4. We will also gladly accept monetary donations via Venmo if that's a more efficient way for you to participate (@Priceless-Presents).
PS – Donations of used gift bags would also be greatly appreciated.
HOW TO DONATE PRESENTS
Drop off at Tap-In,
located at 281 County Road in the basement of the library
(entrance is at bottom of the hill)
Open: Monday - Friday | 9am - 12pm.
This is an ongoing program, but we are looking to collect initial items in early June to get us started.
Founded by Barrington moms, we hope you join us in our mission to ensure that children are not denied
this priceless rite of passage simply because of their living situation.