Adopt a Family this Holiday Season

    October 25, 2019

    Once again, we are participating in the Adopt-A-Family Program with the Catherine McAuley Center. The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to directly minister to women and to the economically poor; to provide temporary shelter for women and children in crisis; to assist women in attaining safe, affordable, permanent housing; to provide women support services leading to self-reliance; and to help individuals and families access medical and community resources.

    You can go by the family's gift suggestions or come up with your own ideas!

    This is how Adopt-A-Family works.


    • Purchase gifts for your family member- we ask that you spend about $50 or more per person
    • Put all your gifts inside of gift bags
    • Place name/assigned number on the tags of all items

    The gifts are due in The Center for Service & Social Justice, DeNaples 205B, by Monday, Dec. 9. We are hoping to place 40 family members.

    Also, our Giving Tree will be up on the 2nd floor of the DeNaples Center on Wednesday, Nov. 13. You may pick an ornament from the tree and purchase a toy of your choice for a value of about $20-25. These are also due to the CSSJ office, unwrapped, on Monday, Dec. 9. Gifts will be donated to Catholic Social Services/Friends of the Poor toy giveaway program.

    If you are interested in participating, please email and note how many individuals you are adopting.

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