Syracuse UniversityOffice of Government and Community Relations


The 2017 Syracuse University Holiday Sharing Program 

Syracuse University departments, groups, and individuals can help light up the holidays for families in need.  Below are details for two community programs we are proud to support. 

Salvation Army Christmas Bureau

Donate food and/or toys to the Salvation Army.  Reference their suggestion lists for toys and food to guide your shopping.  Deliver your canned food and unwrapped toys to the old JC Penny's at Shoppingtown Mall on Friday, December 15th.  For this program, there is no need to register.  Just collect and deliver.  The Christmas Bureau distribution will be on Wednesday December 20th.  

PEACE, Inc. Adopt-a-Family Program - THANK YOU to all who have signed up to participate in this program.  PEACE no longer has any families with information to be sponsored out!  However, they are still in need of holiday baskets and collections for teens and grocery store gift cards.  Please register if you are still interested in participating.    

Select one, two, or all of the options below to participate.  After submitting the participation form below, you will be contacted by PEACE, Inc. soon, with your assigned family.

Option 1.  Adopt-A-Family - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

If your department chooses to adopt a family, you will be provided with a family wish list, which includes the first name, gender, age, and sizes of each family member along with gift suggestions. Please wrap and label each gift with a tag indicating the family code and the first name of the recipient.

Option 2. Fill a Basket with Household Supplies

Collect household items for your assigned family – or any one of PEACE’s families in need.  PEACE, Inc., will send you a list of items typically needed by a low income family, including things like dish detergent, shampoo, laundry supplies, cooking essentials, board games and arts and crafts supplies.  After you collect items, put them into a laundry basket for delivery.

Option 3.  Collect Food or Items

Collect non-perishable food, gifts for teens, hats, mittens & scarves, gift cards for grocery stores, etc. You can be as creative as you like.  

We invite you to participate by selecting any or all of the above options. 

REMINDER:  Delivery day for all PEACE, Inc., wrapped, tagged gifts, food, and household baskets is Tuesday, December 12th at assigned times - either 10 - 11 a.m. or  2 - 3 p.m., outside Gate D of the Carrier Dome.  Enter Lot Q1 via Crouse Ave. and proceed to Gate D. Volunteers will load your donated items onto the PEACE, Inc. truck. 

For more information, please contact Sharon Thompson at or call 315-634-3719.  Thank you in advance for helping us make the holidays brighter for local families.

To adopt a family, please sign up here.