Holiday Giving Program

There are many reasons to enjoy the upcoming holidays. For the youth of Children’s Home, the holidays mean a direct connection with the support and generosity of the community through our annual Holiday Giving Program.


Elmira Business Institute invites you to experience the joy of giving to children and youth who have experienced difficulties in their lives. Join us in making this holiday season joyful for the residents in our care!


If you would like to make a gift donation for specific residents, we have provided “Wish Lists” below. Or you can donate from the "Most Requested Items" or "Stocking Stuffers" lists. Gifts are accepted until December 11th at the following locations:

  • Elmira Business Institute-Vestal Campus - 4100 Old Vestal Rd, Vestal NY
  • The Wine Cellar Tavern - 100 Rano Blvd. (Weis Plaza) Vestal, NY


Children's Home would appreciate all gifts UNWRAPPED. The children range in age from newborn to 21, with the majority being 10 to 17 years of age.

Items containing parental guidance warnings are discouraged. No used items or food products please.


Children's Home will gladly do the shopping for you. Kindly make checks payable to Children's Home and designate the funds for 'Gifts' in the memo line. A receipt will be mailed to you for tax purposes. Children’s Home is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


If you have questions or need assistance, contact Margaret Tatich, Director of Community & Donor Relations, at 607-772-6904x 131 or email at With your help, we can make the 2017 Holiday Season special for our residents!


Most Requested Items

Stocking Stuffers

Ipod Shuffle

MP3 Players (without voice recording)

Drawing Supplies

Coloring Books & Crayons

Arts & Craft Supplies

Action Figures


Fleece Throw Blankets

Collectible Cards


Gift Cards ($20 increments)

Nike & Under Armour Apparel

Baby/Toddler Educational Toys

Online Music Download Gift Cards

Movies on DVD

Movie Gift Cards

Baby Dolls & Barbie Dolls

XBox 360 Games

Remote Control Cars & Trucks

Character Pillows

Board Games

Sports Equipment

Team Sports Apparel

Toothpaste & Tooth Brush

Hair Brush & Comb

Shampoo/Body Wash

Makeup & Nail Polish


Chap Stick

Socks/Slipper Socks



Hair Ribbons/Barrettes

Hair Clips/Combs

Small Puzzles/Games

Small Toys


Digital Watch

Batteries (AA/AAA)