North and Gilsum Family Activity Center, Keene, NH
The holidays are often a difficult time for families with limited resources. Keene Housing Kids Collaborative is hosting three holiday bazaars in December for kids living in low income households. Each event opens at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. The bazaars give kids a chance to “shop” for holiday gifts for their parents and siblings at no cost. Each child can select one present for each family member, which is gift wrapped by volunteers. In this way, kids who come from homes with limited resources can experience the joy of giving, the wonderful anticipation of watching someone open a gift they have chosen, and the selflessness of choosing a gift for someone other than themselves.