Holiday Giving Program

About The Holiday Giving Program

Every year, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region works diligently to ensure we can touch as many lives as possible during the holiday season. We understand the tremendous financial burden families have when they are caring for a child with special needs. Our hopes are that by partnering with local businesses and sponsors, we can lessen the burden for those who are in need by supplying holiday gifts to both the child with a disability and their siblings.

Program Application Information

Please fill out the form below. You must answer all questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. One application may be used per family. 

All completed applications must be submitted no later than October 20, 2020. All families who apply will be notified by mid-November whether or not they were selected for the program. Please keep in mind that if you have received assistance in the past, you are not automatically guaranteed to receive assistance again this year.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the types of items that have been purchased in the past.

Requirements to Apply

  1. Your family must be living with a child diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability. Additionally, the child and siblings must be under the age of 17 in order to qualify.
  2. If selected, we ask that you allow us to use your photos and/or a testimonial from the holidays so we may share your special day with our donors who helped make it possible. You will be supplied with a blank thank you card and a return envelope that must be returned to The Arc by February 1, 2021. We ask you to make it as personal as possible. (We do not use last names when sharing the photos and testimonials with donors.)
  3. Must reside in one of the counties The Arc Central Chesapeake Region provides supports in which are: Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, Queen Anne, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico.

Holiday Giving Program Contact Information

Please direct any questions about the program to or call 410-353-1137.

Please submit all completed applications no later than October 20, 2021.