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We are no longer accepting 2023 applications as of November 3, 2023

Please reference the Aspire of WNY Spirit of Giving Guidelines
for all deadlines and timelines, thank you!

(Click underlined link to download PDF guidelines)

Spirit of Giving

For over 25 years, Aspire of WNY has been making the holiday wishes of those we support come true through our Spirit of Giving program.

Every year, during the holiday season, we call on our community to help us identify the individuals and families supported by Aspire of WNY, living in the community, that would otherwise be unable to provide a holiday for themselves or their families (we support everyone living in the household of the supported individual).

In 2022, we extended the eligibility for this program to individuals receiving Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) services in WNY and their families who applied for support but did not receive a service from Aspire of WNY. All these gifts are shopped for and/or supported by generous friends inside and outside of Aspire.

Every year, we have overwhelming needs within our Aspire of WNY community, with dozens of families who need support for the holidays from Spirit of Giving.

If you would like to adopt/support a family, please click “ADOPT A 2023 FAMILY” above or click here.

Thank you!