Spread the Joy 2018-01-05T23:50:59+00:00


“Having a Project Access Resource Center near my home gives me a sense of community, a sense of warmth, and acceptance where we can work together and support each other. Project Access gives me hope and promise that things will be okay. With the help of Project Access I was able to get my life back on track and help my children look forward to the future.”

~ Teresa, Project Access Participant


Dear Friends, 

The holiday season can be a tough time for anyone, especially families and seniors who don’t have the resources to celebrate with their loved ones. Project Access serves over 14,000 individuals each year who struggle to provide for their families during the holidays. It doesn’t have to be this way, YOU can make a difference.

Through our annual Spread the Joy Holiday Campaign, YOU can help create a memorable holiday experience for low-income families in California, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina. A donation of any amount or gift in-kind will make a big difference for a family in need.

Our hope is that you will think of this program as we do – a rewarding way to give back to the community, making an immediate positive impact this holiday season. Please consider joining us in this effort and helping families receive the experience of a lifetime.

Kathy McCarrellSincerely,



Kathy McCarrell, MSW
CEO & President
Project Access

Host A Toy Drive:

Help one of over 60 Resource Centers provide a memorable holiday experience for a family in need by hosting a toy or supply drive! All toy and supply drive donations must be dropped off at a nearby Resource Center and/or our Corporate Office no later than Friday, December 8, 2017 to allow time for distribution to families at our Resource Centers. 

New, Unwrapped Gifts for: 

New and unwrapped gifts are truly appreciated for boys and girls ages

3-6 years old*

7-12 years old*

13-18 years old

All gifts should be valued at $10 or more. (*indicates most needed)