Hope for the Holidays

About Madison's family

This family consists of a single mom with two daughters. Mom is a very good parent and her daughters are her focus. She has always struggled with her health but is proactive and works with her doctor. Due to her illnesses, she has not been able to work for any long period of time. She has done physical therapy on and off for the last two years and now is facing surgery. This Mom has never asked for anything other than what she needs for her children. In spite of her struggles, she is seeking opportunities to help others. Her desire is to someday be able to work with the homeless population and to have her own nonprofit. Mom has told children that they only get one gift on any occasion. The baby has just turned one and does not care, she just wants to eat and explore. The oldest daughter is so caring and understanding and would be happy with anything.
Click on any child's name to learn more about them.

About Raiyyne

Age: 1 | Gender: Female | Race: Black or African American

Raiyyne is the newest addition to the family.  She is now 1 year old and a busy handful. She has the personality of a much older child. She loves singing and listening to music but most of all she loves, loves, loves her big sister.  Whereever big sister is, that's where you will find her. Raiyyne likes playing with her baby dolls and feeding them bottles. She likes pretending to be the big girl to her baby dolls. She loves to help comb and brush her Mom and sister's hair (not her own, though) and Mom has already started with potty training. 

Raiyyne's Wishlist

toys (value $60)

Raiyyne loves to play like she is taking care of babies. She would love an AA baby doll with accessories, such as bottles, diapers, pacifier, etc.  Mom said any educational toys would be great.  Anything that makes noise and lights up gets her attention.  She gravitates toward anything purple. She likes Blues Clues and Elmo. She will not be hard to please by any means. 

Clothing (value $40)

Raiyyne wears clothing size 18 to 24 months and shoe size 5 or 6.  Mom is never specific and just says she could use clothes for the winter.  Sleepers and onesies are always needed, along with socks, hats and gloves. 

About Madison

Age: 11 | Gender: Female | Race: Black or African American

Madison, 11, is the sweetest, most caring child you will ever meet. She cares so much about her family. She has a 1 year old little sister that she is just crazy about and she loves playing with and taking care of her. Madison loves taking pictures, playing volleyball, singing, and dancing. She has a cat and when asked about what she would like for Christmas, the 1st thing she said was, clothes for her cat. Her case manager thought, "What an unusual request, but this is true Maddie fashion." She never asks for anything for herself. She is a totally selfless child. She receives praise from her teacher who says she is a joy to have in class. Although she struggles academically, the teacher says she would do anything for a child who works as hard as Madison. Her favorite colors are aqua blue, teal green and purple. 

Madison's Wishlist

Clothing (value $50)

It was hard getting Maddie to say what she would like for Christmas. Each time she always asks for something for someone else. Maddie wears clothing size 14/16 girls. Her favorite colors are teal, aqua, and purple. She wears women's size 6 in shoes and always likes cute boots. Any warm clothing would make her smile although she didn't really ask for it, Mom did. Mom says that socks, hat, scarves, gloves and underwear is always needed. 

. I almost forgot that Madison asked for clothes for her cat. That is a first.

Toys and things (value $50)

Maddie really seems to be interested in the Arts.  She likes canvas painting and would love paint and canvasses.  She is also very interested in Photography and would like a camera of some kind.  She mentioned wanting a diary with a lock on it. She would like a pottery kit and or a volleyball. Mom also suggest Books and board and card games. It is understood that these are just ideas and she is not expecting all that is listed, especially since Mom always tells her that she just gets one gift. 


You can help.

Click "Donate" to donate using your credit card or choose "Sponsor" to drop off gifts at a donation center.

Gift drop off days & locations

Children's Bureau Inc.

1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Mon Dec. 6th - Fri Dec. 10th, 2021

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Mon Dec. 13th - Fri Dec. 17th, 2021

8:00AM - 8:00PM


Questions? Call 317 292-5582

Please deliver unwrapped gifts and a printout of your sponsor receipt to the address below on your scheduled drop-off date. If you did not receive a receipt, please check your spam folder. If you still do not have one, please email us at H4Hinfo@childrensbureau.org.

Gifts may also be mailed to Children's Bureau + Families First directly. Please include your Donation Receipt ID # and Child's First Name in the C/O line to ensure we may identify your gifts.

Gifts must be received no later than December 17th, 2021.