Help us spread cheer this holiday season!

As we navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the holiday season is bright, welcoming, and warm at St. Francis House is at the top of our list. The holidays can be a difficult time for many of the guests we serve, but your generosity can make the season brighter for those experiencing homelessness this holiday. 

We ensure our residents in our supportive Next Step Housing and our students in the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program feel the love they deserve on Christmas every year and have organized an annual holiday gift drive. Our team has collected wishlists specific to each individual, sign up to purchase a gift ($40 or less) to be distributed to each resident or student. 

Click to Sign up for the Holiday Gift Drive

Gifts can be dropped off Monday through Friday or mailed to St. Francis House at:

St. Francis House Holiday Gift Drive
Attention: Shannon Steele
7 Boylston Square
Boston MA 02116

A gift that for many of us can be very simple to give, can be of enormous help to our residents and students who may otherwise not receive anything for the holidays. Thank you for your support of St. Francis House!

Hundreds of individuals come to St. Francis House every day for a nourishing meal and warm laughter, and Christmas morning is no different. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect a larger number of individuals relying on our services this season than ever before. 

Please consider making a donation or giving a gift card to help provide our guests with a special holiday. 

Gift card wish list:

  • Larger amounts ($20, $25, $30) to supermarkets such as Roche Brothers, Target
  • Smaller amounts ($5-$10) to CVS, Walgreens, Dunkin Donuts

Cards can be mailed to:

St. Francis House
Attention: Shannon Steele
7 Boylston Square
Boston MA 02116

Please email for more information.

Every year, the Women’s Center coordinates gift bags to distribute to those who seek the comfort of our women’s only quarters at St. Francis House. 

Help our team build gift bags by purchasing items, such as stress balls, jewelry, and beauty items, off of the Women’s Center Christmas Wishlist.

Please email for more ways to support our Women’s Center this holiday season.