Bringing the holiday spirit to those who need it most.

The holiday season at Friends of Forgotten Children starts in the fall with distribution of the Annual Thanksgiving Baskets. Financial and in-kind donations from businesses, volunteers, and organizations provide the food for over 275 families annually. Each basket is filled with food items for an entire Thanksgiving meal and are provided to clients who sign up.



FOFC collects and distributes holiday gifts to children from birth to 18 throughout greater Concord and Merrimack County. With the generosity of the community over 800 children received holiday gifts in 2023.

Over the past 50+ years over 50,000 gifts have been provided to thousands of children for the holidays. These gifts would not have been possible without the donations by members of the community, local businesses, and social organizations. Each year the collaboration between FOFC and the community makes a difference in lives.

If you, your business, or your community group are interested in supporting local families during the holidays by adopting a local child's gift wish, coordinating a gift drive, or volunteering your time, please email us at

Thank you for your generosity!

Holiday Wish List: Donations

We are currently accepting financial donations and gift cards for our Holiday Program.