Since 1982, the Manchester School District has done something amazing for all the children - they make sure that every child gets a visit from Santa.

Thirty-eight years ago, a teacher asked her class what Santa was going to bring them. One boy gave the heart-breaking answer "Santa Claus never comes to my house", and that led to the creation of Kevin's Kids, with the goal to make sure that Santa Claus visits every home.

With everything that has gone on this year, the Manchester School District is expecting around 300 families to be on the list of Kevin's Kids this year.

If you'd like to help support Kevin's Kids, you can either make a donation or drop off new toys and clothing to be distributed.

Checks made payable to "Manchester Township Middle School" with "Kevin's Kids" in the memo section can be mailed to:

Kevin's Kids
Manchester Twp Middle School
2759 Ridgeway Rd.
Manchester, NJ 08759

If you'd like to donate, you can drop off toys or clothes at any Manchester school, or at any of the following locations:

  • Crestwood Manor
  • Crossroads Realty, Route 530, Whiting
  • Crossroads Realty, Route 70, Manchester
  • Dollar General, Whiting
  • Heritage Restaurant
  • IMPAC
  • Jimmy C's Barber Shop
  • Novacare Rehabilitation
  • Ocean First Bank, Whiting
  • Oliverie Funeral Home
  • Whiting Station Clubhouse
  • Whiting Stop & Shop

Whenever we talk about the Free Beer & Hot Wings Holiday Break-In, people ask how they can donate to help the families that are part of that. Unfortunately with the way the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show is set up, along with the way we are, we can't accept donations in the same way that an organization like Kevin's Kids can.

We know it's been a tough year for everyone, but if you can, help out Kevin's Kids and bring cheer to a local child.

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