PRINCETON, NJ – Princeton’s Human Services Department said on Monday they were seeking donors for its 22nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive.

Every year, the department, municipal employees, local businesses, and private donors providing gifts to Princeton children. With many losing their jobs due to COVID, the department thinks it’s even more important to spread some Holiday cheer among children.

“With these hard economic times during the pandemic, we understand the need is still great. That is why this year more than previous years your generosity is needed” said the Human Services Department in a statement.

Last year the department received over 300 applications. This year too they are expecting to receive just as many, if not more applications.

Applications are received for children up to age 12, which includes 1-2 gifts they would like for the holidays, which are not to exceed $75 dollars.

In addition to sponsoring a child’s wish list, the department is also asking donors to consider donating a gift card to help the parents and families of the children during these times.

Those interested in becoming a donor, can visit the department website at or fill out the following form by clicking on this link: by Friday, November 27, 2020.

For questions or inquiries, please call (609) 688-2055, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This article originally appeared on the Princeton Patch