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Beverly Bootstraps provides year-round services to local children and families in need. Our Youth & Family programs focus on connecting families with the tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency. We provide children with increased access to food when not in school, school supplies to start off the academic year, opportunities for summer camp and a holiday gift program for families.

Youth & Family

Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gifts

Many families in our community are not able to purchase presents for their children. But through Beverly Bootstraps’ Adopt-a-Family program, donors can help these children receive new clothes, games or toys. Donors will have the unique opportunity to give holiday gifts to local children in need. After all, the holidays are all about giving!

In mid-late October each year, donors who have previously supported this program, as well as those who have requested to be on the mailing (see the button below to request to be added to the mailing), will be sent a link to the Adopt-a-Family profiles.  Donors will be able to choose which families they would like to support during the holiday season. When a donor finds the family or families that touch their heart, they can select them and easily print the shopping lists.

Donors then bring the gifts, unwrapped, to our offices the week after Thanksgiving.

To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Our 2021 Adopt-a-Family program has successfully been filled!

Interested in our Adopt-a-Family program for the 2022 season? Please use this link to fill out the form and you will be added to our list. We will contact you in mid-October 2022 with participation details.

Client Registration: Registration for this year’s program has ended. Information about the 2022 program will be available next fall.

Questions? Contact Development Coordinator

Back-to-School Backpacks

When kids head back to school each fall, many families need help providing their children with backpacks and school supplies. For 20 years, this program has been helping local children be prepared for academic success and lessen the financial burden on families.
Thank you to everyone who supported this program, helping us to distribute 716 fully stocked backpacks this year.

Kids Eat Healthy Initiative

No kid should go hungry or worry about where their next meal is coming from. Sadly, right here in Essex County, 11.5 % of kids are faced with this challenge every day. Through the Kids Eat Healthy initiative we are committed to supporting local children in need of food.

We do this through our Family Food and Weekend Food programs which are designed to provide increased access to the Food Pantry and to provide healthy snacks for children when not in school.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp is an enriching experience that every child should be able to enjoy. Through the generosity of local donors, each year we are able to provide at-risk children access to a camp experience. Camp slots are provided for free or at greatly reduced prices.

Priority is given to families that have utilized other services offered by Beverly Bootstraps and can prove financial need.

Contact Case Manager for More Info

“If it wasn’t for you, my kids wouldn’t have a holiday. But because of you, I can now see a smile on their faces.”

– Janelle, single mom of two young boys