Christmas Program

Sponsorship and Donation Information: 

This year, we are again encouraging Christmas donations which will be distributed to families served by Catholic Charities who are experiencing challenges in meeting basic needs such as food, warm clothing, rent or utilities. This way we can be assured that children and other vulnerable persons served are housed and warm during the Christmas season.

If you would like to help a family possibly living in Adams, Allen, Huntington, Wabash, Wells or Whitley county, please refer to the East Region program. 

If you would like to help a family possibly living in Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall or St. Joseph county, please refer to the West Region program. 

East Region Program:

Due to limited staffing, we ask donors to drop off items independently at Catholic Charities during regular business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon, in the first floor lobby of Catholic Charities at the Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 915 S. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. We will only be accepting donations during normal business hours. 

Examples of most needed gift cards or items include:

  • Grocery or multi-purpose stores gift cards (e.g., Kroger, Wal-Mart, Meijer)
  • Gas cards (i.e., fuel for transportation)
  • Citilink bus passes
  • Diapers of all sizes, but especially sizes 2-5
  • We will also accept new toys, particularly those that support healthy development and learning (i.e. art supplies, sporting goods, books for all ages (infant to teen), learning toys (infant to teen), etc.) 

Unwrapped gift items may be dropped off starting October 12 through December 11.  Please note our office will be closed for the holidays on November 27-28.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at (260) 422-5625 or ldelacruz-thomas@ccfwsb.org

West Region Program:

We could use your help in two ways:

  • Host a “Giving Tree” at your parish or school, or
  • Ask to be matched to a specific child or family

This Christmas Program is to assure vulnerable families are being served this Christmas season. Download our Sponsorship Guidelines

We ask donors to drop off items independently at Catholic Charities during regular business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon, at our Catholic Charities West Region office located at 1817 Miami St. South Bend, IN 46613

If you feel called to participate in our Christmas Program again this year, please contact our office at (574) 234-3111 to sign up to sponsor a family. For more information or questions, feel free to contact Claire at ccoleman@ccfwsb.org.