The Holiday Program

The People Helping People Holiday Program was established to help Burlington, MA families in need during the holiday season. There are two parts. One is giving out complete Thanks giving meals. Second is the Wish Tree Program which provides clothing and gift wishes for children of pantry clients.


During the month of October, families may sign up at the People Helping People Food Pantry. Meals are distributed at the United Church of Christ Congregational on Lexington Street the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Last year 160 Thanksgiving dinners were distributed to families, veterans and elders.

For more information, contact Jane McIninch and Christie Ventura at 781-270 6625, 

Wish Tree Program

During the month of October, families may sign up for the Wish Tree Program. Gifts are provided for children from infants through senior year of high school.

Each child receives 4 basic need gifts which include new underwear, sweatshirt, pajamas, and shoes. Children also receive 3 individual wishes, hat and gloves, books and a throw blanket. In 2019 we provided gifts for 194 children from 94 families as well was provide gift cards for 35 Burlington High students.

For more information or to voluntee
Please contact Judy Walsh at 617-797-6786 or by email.

Want to volunteer to help?

Purchase gifts from the Wishing Tree for a family in need