The City of Seabrook Employees’ Share Your Christmas began with a small group of City employees who recognized that there were families in the community that needed a little extra help during the holidays. With the assistance of a local attorney, the organization incorporated and became tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) in May 1989.
Over the past 26+ years, Share Your Christmas has held numerous fundraisers and food drives so we could provide food, clothing, toys, and essentials to as many families as possible. We typically help 30-35 families and 75 or more children each year. None of this would be possible without the generous donations we receive from individuals, companies, and other organizations.
This year, our food drive will begin on November 25, 2019, and will run through December 16, 2019. There will be a Christmas tree in the lobby of City Hall and our Public Works facility as well as at some of our City events which are decorated with stars containing each child’s age, gender, and a suggested (or sometimes requested) item. Please feel free to stop in and select a star from the tree. Then just purchase the item requested and return it unwrapped along with the star to City Hall or the Public Works Animal Control complex by December 16th. After-hours gift donations will also be accepted at the Police Department. This will give us ample time to sort and distribute everything to all of our families before Christmas. Just be sure to register your star with our Utilities Customer Service department before you leave with the star. It’s that simple!
All donations are tax-exempt and we can provide a receipt for tax purposes. We also accept donations in the form of cash and checks which allow us to purchase perishable items, gift cards for clothing and other necessities for the families.