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Project Uplift Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive

About Project Uplift

Each holiday season, ACTION sponsors the Project Uplift children's toy and clothing drive, serving low-income families from Greater Cape Ann, Massachusetts. We seek the help of businesses, organizations, families, and individuals to sponsor toy and clothing collection points and donate gifts. Last year's Project Uplift toy and clothing drive made the holidays brighter for 634 children.

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.



Applying for the Program

Please download, fill out and return the PDF form to us.

2016 Guidelines:

Deadline to apply is December 19

ONE application per family

Children must be between the ages of 0 and 14

Applicants must be residents of Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, or Rockport, MA

Project Uplift Donation Sites

Below is a list of businesses and groups that have generously volunteered to be Project Uplift donation sites.


ACTION INC., 180 Main Street - enter through 5 Pleasant Street

Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street � MITTEN TREE ONLY

American Legion � Washington Street

BankGloucester, 160 Main Street

Bass Rocks Golf Club, 38 Beach Road

Beauport Princess �Santa at Sea� Cruise, 6 Rowe Square � Saturday, Dec. 3

Cape Ann Figure Skating Club, Talbot Rink @ O�Maley Innovation Middle School

Cape Ann Moose Lodge (Ladies of the Moose), 264 Main Street

Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main Street

Citizens Bank, 147 Main Street

En Vogue Salon, 18 Washington Street

Fireflies Boutique, 100 Main Street

First Ipswich Bank, 207 Main Street

Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue

Gloucester Police Department, 197 Main Street

Golden Living Center, 272 Washington Street

Gorton's, 128 Rogers Street

The Hive, 11 Pleasant Street

Minglewood Tavern, 25 Rogers Street

National Fish & Seafood, 11-15 Parker Street

Nor'East Cleaners, 6 Thatcher Road

Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street

Seacoast Nursing Home, 292 Washington Street


Carpenter and MacNeille, 106 Western Avenue

Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street

Essex Police and Fire Departments, 30 Martin Street

Essex Town Hall, 30 Martin Street

First Congregational Church, 39 Main 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

Essen, 4C Summer Street

Manchester Town Hall, 10 Central Street

Nor'East Cleaners, 15 Summer Street


Crackerjacks, 27 Whistlestop Mall

Dolce Vita, 124 Main Street

Rockport Police Department, 168 Main Street

Rockport Post Office, 39 Broadway

Rockport Town Hall, 34 Broadway

Tuck's Candy, 15 Main Street


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