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Italian Home is so thankful and fortunate to have generous supporters, like you! Every year, we are overwhelmed by the support and good will from the community to ensure our children have a special holiday season. This year, we need it more than ever and are asking for your help once again. The pandemic has changed a lot for our community, and it has changed a lot for the youth we serve. Change is not always easy for our kids, so this year we are trying to really make a special experience for them. 

If you are in a position to do so, we ask that you take a look at the list below for gift ideas or make a financial contribution to support our work all year long.

We truly appreciate any item you would like to purchase from this list. (Please note that we cannot accept toy guns and movies, video games or books depicting violence.)

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking that you make efforts to have gifts delivered to Italian Home instead of dropping them off in person. Gifts can be shipped to:

               Italian Home for Children, Attn: Pat Gotham

               1125 Centre Street

               Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

If you are unable to ship gifts this year, unwrapped, new gifts can be dropped off at our Administrative Office with advanced notice. To arrange a dropoff, please contact Pat Gotham at

If you order from Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile supporting Italian Home:

If you choose not to order through our wish list, below is a list of items our children often request. Links are examples for your reference. 

We also need these items for our residential dorms:

  • Pots and pans
  • Frying pans
  • Baking sheets
  • Cupcake tins
  • Brownie pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Electric griddle
  • Kid themed place mats

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us, we also are always in need of PPE and cleaning supplies:

  • KN-95 masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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