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Holiday Drives

Children's Toy Drive

Share delight and hope with vulnerable children this holiday season through our Catholic Charities Holiday Toy Drive!

Every day throughout our community, parents struggle to make ends meet and provide the basics for their families. The holidays present even greater challenges for moms and dads who long to share the joy of the season with their little ones. Help bring a smile to a child and hope to family by participating in our Holiday Toy Drive.

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children 4-12 years of age, new pre-school through 5th-grade books, and family-friendly board games. (Toy guns or other toy weapons will not be accepted.)

Drop your gifts off at our Catholic Charities headquarters at:
990 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM through December 18.

We will distribute your gifts of cheer to the many children at our programs.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping make this holiday season memorable and joyful for families in our community.

Please fill out this form if interested or email Carol Laughlin for any other questions.


 Adult Gift Card Drive

Bring holiday cheer to vulnerable individuals and families in our community this holiday season by donating gift cards to our shelter, housing, and homeless outreach programs. Parents can use the cards toward gifts for their children or food for their families.

A gift card of $25 to Target or Safeway goes a long way toward brightening the spirits of our neighbors and letting them know they are cared for and remembered.

Please mark the value on the card and drop it off at our Catholic Charities headquarters at:
990 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM through December 18.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping make this holiday season memorable and joyful for the most vulnerable in our community.

Please fill out this form if interested or email Carol Laughlin for any other questions.


 

Family Sharing

During the holidays, your generosity can have a big impact on the families Catholic Charities serves. Giving through our Family Sharing program is easy and lets families know they are not alone. Give individually or gather members of your church or workplace, friends, family, and/or neighbors to give collectively. Catholic Charities will match you with families hoping for the joy of the holidays.

Help a single-family or a dozen. You choose how many families you can help and the family size you are comfortable sponsoring.

Once you decide to participate, we will send you a list of the individuals in your family, their ages, and wishes for the holidays. We will also tell you a little about their circumstances. With the list in hand, you shop for the family and bring the unwrapped gifts to the address we provide. This is a direct gift from you to the family and brings holiday cheer, as well as, the knowledge that other people care about.

How it works:

  • Select the size of your family.  Give as an individual, a family, or a group.
  • We send you the names and ages of family members and their holiday wish list.
  • Commit to the match and purchase the suggested gifts on the family’s wish list.
  • Deliver your gifts between December 5-15, 2019 to the program address we provide.
  • The suggested budget for each child’s gift is $35-50 and adult gifts are $25-35.

The sponsor range depends on the size of the family you select:

  •  Family of 2 $120-170
  •  Family of 3 $180-255
  •  Family of 4 $240-340
  •  Family of 5 $300-425
  •  Family of 6 $350-510

 Ready to help make a family’s holiday joyous? Submit this form Family Sharing Form.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Catholic Charities. Your generosity to our neighbors facing hardship changes lives and strengthens our community.

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