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Project Uplift Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive

Each holiday season, ACTION sponsors the Project Uplift children's toy and clothing drive. We seek the help of businesses, organizations, families, and individuals to sponsor toy and clothing collection points and donate gifts.

Gift cards are always a big hit and can be purchased at your local grocery store or pharmacy! You can also contribute securely online through Network for Good.


ACTION's 2013 Project Uplift toy and clothing drive made the holiday season brighter and less stressful for 358 families with 680 children.

Download and print our Project Uplift flier

Applying for the Program *Applications closed - check back in November 2014*

Project Uplift serves low-income families from Greater Cape Ann, Massachusetts. To be eligible for the program, children must be:

0-14 years of age

Residents of: Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich, Essex, or Manchester-by-the-Sea.

One application per family. We cannot ship gifts.  

Project Uplift Donation Sites

Below is a list of businesses and groups that generously volunteered as Project Uplift donation sites for the 2013 holiday season.   


ACTION INC., 180 Main Street (enter through 5 Pleasant Street)

Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street

BankGloucester, 160 Main Street

Bass Rocks Golf Club, 38 Beach Road

Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street

Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main Street

Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center

Citizens Bank, 147 Main Street

East Gloucester Elementary School, 8 Davis Street Extension

First Ipswich Bank, 207 Main Street

Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue

Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street

Gloucester Post Office, 15 Dale Avenue

Golden Living Center, 272 Washington Street

Gorton's, 128 Rogers Street

The Hive, 11 Pleasant Street

Majestic Harbor Day School, 127 Eastern Ave.

Montagnino Real Estate, 186 Main Street

NOAA, 55 Great Republic Drive

Nor'East Cleaners, 6 Thatcher Road

North Shore Veterinary Hospital, 7 Doctor Osman Babson Road

O'Maley Innovation Middle School, 32 Cherry Street

Palazola's Sporting Goods, 85 Main Street

Plum Cove Elementary School, 10 Hickory Street

Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street

Seacoast Nursing Home, 292 Washington Street

Sovereign Bank, 154 Main Street

West Parish Elementary, 10 Concord Street 


Carpenter and MacNeille, 106 Western Ave.

Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street

Essex Police and Fire Departments, 30 Martin Street

Essex Town Hall, 30 Martin Street

First Ipswich Bank, 65 Eastern Ave.

Highwave Hair Design, 65 Eastern Ave.

Lil' Sprouts, 1 Scot's Way

Sea Meadow Design, 7 Main Street

TOHP Burnham Library, 30 Martin Street

Woodman's Restaurant, 121 Main Street


Donations can be made through our partner, The First Ipswich Bank, located at 31 Market Street.


Cape Ann Savings Bank, 17 Beach Street

Cricket Press, 50 Summer Street

Family Medicine, 196 School Street

Manchester Town Hall, 10 Central Street

Nor'East Cleaners, 15 Summer Street

Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf Shop, 26B Central Street

Zak's Handicrafts & Gifts, 2 Beach Street


Crackerjacks, 27 Whistlestop Mall

Rockport Elementary, 24 Jerden's Lane

Rockport Police Department, 168 Main Street

Rockport Post Office, 39 Broadway

Rockport Town Hall, 34 Broadway

Sandy Bay Pre School, 12 School Street

Tuck's Candy, 15 Main Street

Tuck's Candy, 7 Dock Square

Project Uplift in the News

2013 Project Uplift drive kicks off

Final push for 2012 Project Uplift donations

Preparing for 2012

ACTION thanks those who helped with the 2011 holiday drive

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