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12 Ways To Give Back In Burlington 

The Burlington community has a variety of charities and causes you can give to year around. Many of these charitable efforts are seeking that extra push to help give those less fortunate a brighter holiday season.  

People Helping People 

Capital Grille Raffle 

Purchase a Capital Grille Raffle ticket for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to the Capital Grille in Burlington (certain conditions apply). The prize, which covers dinner for six, including wine, was donated by the Capital Grille at 10 Wayside Road in Burlington. Proceeds will help support holiday dinners for families in need in December in Burlington. Tickets are $20.00 each with the drawing to be held at the Capital Grill on Friday, January 5, 2024.

Wish Tree 

The Wish Tree is located on the second floor of Burlington Mall (just above Santa). Choose a gift to purchase from the Wish Tree to make a child’s holiday a happy one. Gifts purchased may be dropped off at The Wish Tree.

People Helping People is also looking for Wish Tree volunteers from Friday, November 25th through Wednesday, December 14th. Hours will be 11am-7pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays. 

Burlington Food Pantry

Volunteers can sign up for a single shift, but a regular commitment is encouraged. For more information or to sign up, please contact Pantry Coordinators: Julie Lewis and Jim Sheridan at 781-270-6625, or by email


HELPIS is a year round social network for kindness and charitable deeds that connects people in need with people who want to help. On December 6, 6pm-8pm Exit Premiere at 85 Wilmington Rd Burlington is hosting Cocktails for a Cause to support HELPIS. Bring any size pajamas that will keep families warm and your name will be entered into a raffle for your kindness. Don’t have PJs? No problem. You can bring socks, sweatshirts, sweatpants, gloves, hats, toothbrushes, toothpaste, women’s hygiene products, supermarket gift cards and Dunkin and Uber gift cards.

Wee Care Burlington

Wee Care Burlington is a local non-profit that accepts donations of new or gently used clothes, shoes, coats, toys, books, and baby items for families in need. During the holiday season Wee Care is seeking brand new or gently used toys for children. Donations can also be dropped off the many Wee Care Drop box locations at businesses around town.

To utilize Wee Care service be sure to make an appointment by calling 781-205-9810 or email

Kadilak Realty Group will be collecting donations for Wee Care Burlington at their 2nd annual Holiday Home Tour, Tuesday, December 5. This free event features Burlington homes decorated for the holiday season with appetizers, refreshments, an open bar, and a raffle. 

Fox Hill School Coats for Kids & Families 

You can support local students with Coats for Kids & Families when you drop off donated coats at the Fox Hill Elementary School lobby. Participating schools earn School Rewards for the winter gear they help collect. All coats will be cleaned by Anton’s Cleaners. The effort is also sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Jordan’s Furniture.

Burlington Athletic Boosters Gift Cards

Do you need gift cards? Burlington Athletic Booster Club can help you shop from over 750 local and national retailers, with every purchase going to support BHS athletics.

Burlington Firefighters Local 2313 Holiday Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital

The Burlington Firefighters Local 2313 is continuing their tradition of giving this holiday season. Your toy and gift donations go directly to the inpatient children of Boston Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital. Donate new, unused, unwrapped toys for newborn to age 18.
Learn more at
Drop boxes are available at:

  • Burlington Fire Dept. HQ
  • Burlington Police Station
  • Veteran’s Services Office
  • Used Book Superstore – Burlington
  • Shaw’s – Burlington
  • 3rd Ave Burlington

Burlington Community Blood Drives

Give the gift of life. The American Red Cross is holding Burlington community blood drives throughout December.

American Legion Burlington 

December 5, 12, ,19, 21 and 26 1pm to 7pm

Grand View Farm 

December 8, 9am to 2pm

Archer Hotel Burlington The Giving Drink 

Get into the spirit of giving with some holiday cheer at the Archer Hotel. The AKB bar team has created an exclusive “Giving Drink” with a portion of each sale supporting No Kid Hungry.

Rotary Club of Burlington See’s Candies for BHS Scholarships

Purchase your holiday chocolates and treats from the Rotary Club of Burlington See’s Candies scholarship fundraiser. Rotary is calling on the Burlington community to help us raise scholarships money for the Burlington High School seniors this year.

The Graphic Group 9th Annual Toy Drive

The Graphic Group Holiday Toy Drive is underway until December 11th. Feel free to let them know if we can pick them up or drop them to the Graphic Group. Make a child smile with every gift that is given!