What does it mean to be a donor?

A donor can donate pretty much anything but cash. This includes non-perishable foods, gifts, gift cards, new toys, or checks. Donating is a great option if you would like to help out but are not able to sponsor an entire family.


How do I actually go about donating?

We have 3 ways to donate: 

• Stop by one of our holiday trees set up around the Grounds at the University of Virginia.


Wait, what is a holiday tree?

Holiday Sharing sets up 5 trees around Grounds, each manned by a volunteer for the program, containing "holiday" ornaments naming a type of gift to purchase and donate to the program. Holiday Trees are running throughout November at O'Hill dining hall, Newcomb Hall, Clemons Library, Madison House and the UVA Bookstore. Select a holiday ornament from the tree, and a volunteer will record your pledge for you. From there, all that's left is to go purchase the gift named on your slip, and bring it to Madison House!


Okay, so I've signed up to donate, but what do I do with my donation?

Please bring your donations to Madison House on November 28th, 29th, and 30th between 8:30AM and 6:30PM. Madison House is located at 170 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.