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Help Emmaus This Thanksgiving and During the Holidays


Thank you to all who donated to Emmaus during the past holiday seasons.  From turkeys to warm winter coats to monetary donations, you helped make the holidays special for more than 300 children and adults in our housing programs.

This year, there are many ways to support Emmaus and the people we serve this holiday season!


Please consider donating food, gift cards and and wish list items to Emmaus.


A complete “Frequently Asked Questions” guide to holiday giving can be found here.

Volunteer and Gifts In-Kind Manager Denise Arnold with Julie King of Samarra Faux Painting. Julie and her employees have organized a gift drive for Emmaus families for many years.

This year we are requesting gift cards with denominations of $25 or less to local stores such as CVS, Wal-Mart, Target, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts and Market Basket.

**We also need wrapping paper, tape
and gift bags!**

Please contact our Volunteer and Gifts In-Kind Manager Denise Arnold at  978-377-0639 or at before starting any major holiday donation drive at your workplace, faith community, school, or service club so that we can anticipate and plan for your donations.



Perishable food, including fresh and frozen turkeys, holiday gifts and gift cards for Emmaus families and individuals will be accepted at the D’Youville Center (101 Winter St., Haverhill, MA) during the following dates/times:

*Monday, November 20, 2017 – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

*Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

**Donations will be accepted at the Emmaus Family Shelter at any time! (150 How St.)**

Dance to Support Emmaus!

Come Dance like a Star for Emmaus!

Erin Kaya of Aurora Ballroom in Salisbury is offering a LaBlast workout dance class on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., with the proceeds to benefit Emmaus! Enjoy a fantastic 1-hour cardio dance workout and learn real steps that you see on “Dancing with the Stars.” You will dance cha-cha, salsa, swing and more!

No partner, no experience needed!  You don’t have to be a dancer to do this–just have fun!  Burn some calories BEFORE you fill up on turkey and pie later in the week!

What you need: Sneakers, workout clothes, water, towel (optional), and a good attitude!
All ages welcome.

$15 per person.

Aurora Ballroom Dance Studio

141 Bridge Rd Suites 203 ( 2nd Floor)
Salisbury, Massachusetts

For more information, click here.

Jaffarian Volvo Toyota to Again “Fill a Truck” this Holiday Season for Emmaus

For the third year in a row, Jaffarian Automotive Group, located at 600 River Street in Haverhill is hosting a “fill the truck” drive for Emmaus.

The truck in 2016! Help Jaffarian fill this truck again in 2017!

The dealership will be collecting children’s pajamas, jackets, snow pants, toys and beauty supplies for girls for the children in our Family Shelter and housing programs.

The drive runs from November 25 to December 15. Please bring your donation to the dealership and look for the Toyota Tundra in the showroom. Help Jaffarian fill that truck for Emmaus!


AutoFair Gives Back to Emmaus this November

Now through November 30,  AutoFair Ford of Haverhill and AutoFair Subaru of Plaistow are donating a portion of the proceeds of every new or used vehicle sold to Emmaus as part of its annual Thanks for Giving event!

Thank you AutoFair for selecting Emmaus to benefit from this wonderful event!