Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce

Hudson Holiday Coalition for Giving

Hudson Coalition for Giving

Created in 1993 by area nonprofits and churches, the Coalition administrates giving for Hudson families in need* during the holiday season. In general, the Coalition provides clothing and gifts for children and coordinates food baskets with the Hudson Elks Club. The Coalition annually assists approximately 300 children and 150 families in Hudson.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Coalition provides clothing/gifts/food through the generous sponsorship of dozens of individuals, families, organizations and businesses. Opportunities vary from small monetary donations to sponsorship of multiple families. Monetary donations are always welcome (we find shoppers), however many families and organizations enjoy the camaraderie of sponsoring and shopping for a family or two as well. If interested in sponsorship, please download sponsorship form below.

Of course, no two children are the same, however, a “typical” request for an eight-year old will include basic clothes, perhaps gym shoes or boots, and a few gifts. Dependent on age, cost is $75 to $100 per child.

If you decide to sponsor a family, we will provide you with specific requests including size and color preference, in addition to a designated drop-off site—a Hudson Public School Nurse Office, the Boys & Girls Club (Hudson Clubhouse) or the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Download Coalition Sponsorship Form

Need Help This Holiday Season?

*This program provides assistance to low-moderate income families with children—18 or younger. Generally, these families qualify for school breakfast/lunch programs and fuel assistance. In some cases, families with qualifying events (death of a parent, loss of income due to health issues, etc.) will be reviewed by referring agencies and assistance may be granted. All requests must be made through a referral agency listed below.

Approved Referral Agencies

Our primary referral agencies are the Hudson Public School Nurses. However, if your child(ren) doesn’t attend the Hudson Public School System, you may use one of the following as your referral agency.

Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest (Hudson Clubhouse)
First Federated Church

No requests for assistance will be taken after 4 pm. on December 9, 2011.


Download Coalition Referral Form

Contact Information

Karen Henderson, Program Administrator, 978.568.0360,
Elaine McKenna, Mulready School Nurse, 978.567.6170
Barbara Cunningham, Committee Member, 978.568.1092

Hudson Holiday Coalition c/o AVCoC, PO Box 578, Hudson, MA 01749
P. 978.568.0360 F. 978.562.4118 EM: