Share the Joy Campaign Brings Christmas Cheer to Individuals with Special Needs

Allies’ “Share the Joy” gift-giving campaign was a huge success in December thanks to the generosity of our employees, families, friends, and community partners. Our mission was to ensure that every resident received a gift to open on Christmas day, and we delivered over 680 gifts to the children and adults that we serve throughout New Jersey!

“This was our second year implementing the campaign through a website that allowed gift-givers to scroll through a list of our residents’ names and see the gifts that they specifically requested,” said Nicole Zamerovsky, Director of Communications at Allies. “With a simple click, people could sign up to purchase a gift and then drop it off at our office. By the middle of December our administrative office looked like Santa’s workshop – filled with beautifully wrapped presents. It made everyone smile when they walked into the office each day.”

Michael Haggerty, President and CEO of Allies, remarked, “It was wonderful to see how employees, families, and members of the community came together to make Christmas special for those we serve. Whether they shopped for a gift for someone on our list, helped to wrap and tag the presents, or assisted in delivering them, we hope they know how much all of their efforts were appreciated. We know it’s a very busy time of year, and we thank everyone for keeping the Allies family in mind during the holiday.”

We’d also like to thank our staff in the field and at our administrative office who worked hard to collect, organize, and deliver the gifts. Santa would be proud!

To view more photos of our residents with their gifts on Christmas Day, visit “Allies NJ” on Facebook.
Brittany smiles with her gifts from the Share the Joy campaign.

Joseph smiles with his gifts from the Share the Joy campaign.

Jenna smiles with her gift from the Share the Joy campaign.

Allies, Inc. is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing housing, healthcare, meaningful employment and recreational activities to people with special needs in the communities of their choice. To learn more, visit

Contact: Nicole Zamerovsky, Director of Communications, Allies, Inc.
Cell: 609-508-6181