IAM Giving: Operation Holiday Help

For the second year in a row, IAM has joined Unity in the Community to help expand their “Operation Holiday Help” initiative to Northwest Philadelphia!

Unity in the Community’s annual “Operation Holiday Help” provides local less fortunate families in Philadelphia with a generous donation of new toys and gifts. The new toys and holiday presents are delivered to the unexpecting homes of the families on Christmas Eve by Unity in the Community and their partners. Past participants include Mayor Nutter, State Representative Jordan Harris, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, community organizations The Rainbow Coalition, Nice Guys, Don’t Shoot I Want a Future, Power 99FM’s DJ Diamond Kuts and Santa Clause. Families facing financial difficulties are identified and nominated by local members of the community. IAM is excited to again join this wonderful initiative as a Northwest partner organization!


How can you help?

IAM needs your help to make this year’s Operation Holiday Help a success. Click here to volunteer and/or let us know if you are making a donation!

  1. Volunteer! We will wrap donated gifts for the families on Wednesday, December 21st between 5:30pm – 8:30pm at WeWork Northern Liberties, 1010 N. Hancock Street.
  2. Donate a gift! We will also collect gifts on Wednesday, December 21st between 5:30pm – 8:30pm at WeWork Northern Liberties, 1010 N. Hancock Street. All gifts are welcome! If you would like to make a gift donation, but you are unable to drop it off during this time frame, special arrangements can be made. Please email fharris@influencingaction.org. Some gift ideas: toys for both boys and girls, baby clothes, family games, gift cards, electronics, winter apparel for all ages (including adults), etc. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, click here.
  3. Nominate a family! IAM is looking for families who reside in the Northwest community that have experienced a hardship in the last year and need our help to make their holidays special. Nominations will be accepted online until Thursday, December 15th. Click here to nominate a family.