Home for the Holidays — For all of us, being home for the holidays means something different this year. Here are several ways you can join us in celebrating this season:

Christmas Store

Help us host a dignifying shopping experience for our neighbors

The Christmas Store provides a dignified way to purchase gifts for loved ones. We need about 5,000 gifts each year for our 500 shoppers.

Help us reach our goal by purchasing a gift off our wishlist.


Giving Catalog

Give with purpose and send an eCard to honor a loved one

The best gifts can’t be wrapped.

While you are home for the holidays, shop Breakthrough’s Giving Catalog and give a gift that creates lasting change in East Garfield Park this Christmas.

Shop the Giving Catalog

Home with Breakthrough

Join Breakthrough staff to celebrate the season

Breakthrough staff want to spend time with you this season!

If you are interested in hosting a virtual call with your friends, family, and Breakthrough, please complete the interest form below.

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Read holiday traditions and stories from residents of East Garfield Park

dominique 5


Permanent Supportive Housing

My favorite traditions are putting up the tree, decorating, and cooking. Because of what’s happened this year, I’ll appreciate being with family more during the holidays.

We’ve bonded since this has been going on. I think that’s what’s going to make this Christmas special, we’ll do stuff with family.

Ms. Bell

Transitional Housing, Women's Center

I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving is the day I feel like is supposed to be spent with the people you love and just being thankful for everything you’ve received from the man above.

On Christmas Day, I always helped my Auntie cook – everything from macaroni and cheese to turkey and ham. That’s my favorite part.

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robert 7


Transitional Housing, Men's Center

The holidays are just all about family for me. You know, everyone together and socializing, catching up on old times and reminiscing.

I know it’s not my immediate family, but Breakthrough is like my family.They’re like aunties and uncles, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters. It just feels like home.

Home for the Holidays