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Holiday Outreach

Thank you for shopping, wrapping, organizing, bagging your gifts and fighting traffic to bring Christmas to almost 450 families last year. YOU helped make a child's Christmas a little bit brighter for giving from your heart! 

Project Bethlehem

Project Bethlehem helps families in the Greater Lawrence area with gifts for Christmas. We contact families who are in need and ask for a wish list of items for Christmas gifts. The families are then "adopted" by compassionate people who are willing to purchase these items, individually wrap them and deliver them to Lazarus House, where they are distributed to the families just before Christmas. In many cases, these are the only Christmas gifts these families will receive. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful program, please fill out the Project Bethlehem Online Donor Registration Form. If you would like additional information, contact the office at (978) 269-5284 or email

Holiday Giving Tree

Through your generosity, the Holiday Giving Tree provides Christmas presents for low-income families and individuals that need emergency holiday assistance or are involved with Lazarus House and the programs that are provided to serve people in need. For many, it is the first time they are able to give their children a Christmas present. The donation list contains a variety of items, including sizes for clothing, underwear, socks, etc. So that we can be sure the item you generously donate is age and size appropriate for each person, please do not wrap these gifts, but feel free to include wrapping paper with your gift donation.

To schedule your Giving Tree Gifts drop off time or to ask questions please contact us at or call (978) 269-5207. The Drop Off location is at The Good Shepherd Center, 412 Hampshire St., Lawrence, MA 01841.

Holiday Food Orders

When most of us think about the holidays, we look forward to warm and cozy times shared with family and friends; beautiful times, wonderfully shared moments. But for those people who are struggling, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time of year. You can create a Holiday Food Box that will be directly distributed to families who will be delighted to receive them. We provide the family of four with enough food throughout the holiday weekend. Call (978) 332-5013/5014 to arrange a drop off time. $70 donations to purchase a complete Holiday Food Box for a family of four (including turkey) may be made by online or by check and mailed to: Lazarus House, PO Box 408, Lawrence, MA  01842.