Kids Holiday Shopping Spree

Donations are needed to take youth from Boise Parks and Recreation’s Kid City programs shopping for holiday gifts for themselves and their families. Each child will receive a $40 gift card to shop for gifts, clothes and other personal items. Since there will be no in-person shopping event this year, our team will work with each child to order their gifts online and then deliver the gifts to each child before the holiday.


Boy holding a present

About the Program

“This annual holiday shopping spree could not happen without the generosity of the community,” says Doug Holloway, Director of Boise Parks and Recreation. “To continue the tradition of helping make the holiday season a little better for those who may not otherwise have a holiday season is so rewarding to the city. Especially rewarding this year during these very difficult times. We are so grateful for the community’s continued support of this annual event.”

Thousands of dollars are raised each year by businesses, social groups, families and individual donors to support the event. The program has been in existence for thirteen years with the last eight being held at Target – the business is also a sponsor of the shopping spree. Unfortunately, there will be no in-person event this year.

Youth who have attended our Kid City camps are the recipients of the gift cards this year.

Thank you for your help in making the holidays bright for these children!

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