The House has been changing children's lives since 1872.

Holiday Hopes


  • 123 children in Foster Care (Utica) received $25 Sangertown gift cards (74 from sponsors, the rest staff purchased from HH funds).
  • 40 children in Foster Care (Watertown) received thousands of dollars in toys and games from Our Lady of the Rosary Church, the Walmart Distribution Center, and Stuff the Bus (Addy's Angels).
  • $4,465 to health, wellness, and activities via The Spirit of Josh Fund.
  • $36,118 - the value of all in-kind donations received.
  • $18,797 in cash gifts to HH, to support the children all year.
  • 32 families (Foster Care, Health Homes, Day Services, B2H) had wishes fulfilled.
  • 95 children (residential and B2H) who had their wishes fulfilled.
  • 95 In-Kind Donors
  • 167 Monetary gifts

Special Thanks:

  • HGS staff participated in Stuff the Bus to gather bags filled with toys and games thanks to Roser Communications. ($4,000 value)
  • We received several large bags of stuffed animals from the Teddy Bear Toss thanks to NY Sash. ($1,000 in stuffed animals)
  • Staff at Northern Safety put together stockings for all of our residential children. Stockings were filled with socks, earbuds, legos, crayons, games, chapstick, nail polish, scarves, hot chocolate, etc. ($1,300 value)
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Church held their annual gift drive and filled our conference table with toys and games for all ages. ($3,645 value)

You have helped to create a special holiday filled with memories for more than 450 children and over 30 local families.


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