Holiday Giving Network

Holiday Giving Network

NECM screens over 900 families per month for holiday food basket for our clients to receive a basket or gift card. NECM coordinates with area churches, organizations and individuals who would be willing to adopt a family or two and provide them with a food basket or linked with Salvation Army. Families can also register their children for toys and/or gifts provided through Toys for Tots and Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Holiday Baskets are a wonderful way to provide a holiday meal for those in need, that would not otherwise have a nice Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.

How do I adopt a family? Call NECM at 454-1097 or e-mail us and ask for a provider sheet.  Instructions and family information will follow.

Example of suggested Holiday Basket Items:

  • Meat- turkey, ham, or chicken
  • Potatoes-fresh, boxed, or canned
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Vegetables- fresh, canned or frozen
  • Fruit- fresh or canned
  • Bread/Rolls
  • Dessert- frozen, cake mix, pie mix and filling, or whipped topping
  • Gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pickles, or olives

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Additional items you may include:

  • Beverages- coffee, tea, milk
  • Salad fixings and dressing
  • Soup
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Personal Care items- soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, detergent, dish soap, etc.

How to Receive a Holiday Basket:

  • If you would like to sign up to receive a gift basket, registration is done Monday’s in October and November at NECM from 9:30am to noon. Income guidelines must be met in order to qualify for a basket. You may register for either a Thanksgiving Basket or Christmas Basket, but not both.

You will need to bring in the following:

-Positive picture ID for every adult in the household with current NE address.  If outdated, bring in at least 2 official pieces of mail showing a current       NE address

-Last 4 numbers of Social Security Numbers

-Birth Certificates for children

-Medicaid Cards or W-2 if you work outside the home.  If not on Medicaid, bring in a declaration page of other assistance you are on, such as Social Security, Food Stamps, etc.