City Welfare Department Seeks Gift Card Donations to Serve Older Kids

December 6, 2023

As is their annual holiday tradition, the City’s Welfare Office is collecting gift cards for families who have older kids that are not typically served by other gift donation programs in the City.

Welfare Department Administrator Ellen Tully noted, “Local agencies who provide holiday assistance do a wonderful job here in Portsmouth, but teenagers can be a difficult population to serve. To help close that gap, the Welfare Department is again collecting gift cards in small denominations for things like movie tickets, coffee houses, stores such as Old Navy, GameStop and Kohl's. The community was very generous in donating gift cards to purchase back-to-school supplies and has helped each year to make the holidays more cheerful for this group, too.”

Address gift card donations to “Ellen Tully, Welfare Department” and drop them in the grey drop box in front of City Hall or via mail c/o Ellen Tully, Welfare Department, City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave. Portsmouth NH 03801. Please contact Ellen Tully, 610-7267, with any questions.