Gifts for Teens is the area’s only program that provides funds to ensure that teenagers from struggling families receive a holiday gift.

How does Gifts for Teens work?

WAIM provides a voucher to parents of eligible teens (ages 13-17, enrolled in school) to ensure they can purchase a gift for their teen.

How can I help?

Donate funds to help us provide vouchers for gifts to all who need them. A typical gift certificate is $30.

Donation deadline is second week in December.

Donations can be made by Check (payable to WAIM, memo line “Gifts For Teens,” mail to: WAIM, P.O. Box 221, Willimantic, CT 06226).
Or donations can be made online – in memo, note write in “Gifts for Teens program.”

Additional Questions?

Contact Kristin Fortier at 860-456-7270 X 105 or by email at

Other Seasonal Programs


Help families of limited income who may be in crisis and unable to provide a holiday meal or gifts for their children.

For Kids Only

WAIM provides an opportunity for children ages 5-12 to select a holiday gift for a parent, guardian, or adult caregiver.

Back to School (BTS)
Uniform Registration

Eligible families can register their children to receive school uniforms or a voucher for the purchase of a uniform for those attending kindergarten through eighth grade.

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