Christmas Star (the program previously known as Catholic Charities’ Angel Tree) provides parents who access our services with a dignified means to give Christmas gifts to their children.
This year, families will receive a gift card worth $35 for each child, which they will use to purchase presents. With your commitment, each family will have a very merry Christmas. Thank you for your support.
There are several ways you can help
Sponsor a Family: By making a contribution, you provide for a gift card for each child in a family or for several families. Identify a family to sponsor from the link below and make your cash donation. We suggest a donation of $35 for each child in a family.
Make a General Donation: Make a monetary donation to our general Christmas Star fund. This will go toward purchasing gift cards for the children of families who are not sponsored. Your support will ensure that they, too, get the gift of joy this year.
Help make a family’s Christmas wishes come true. It is more than giving presents; it is giving a family joyful holiday memories for years to come.
In 2021, 2,051 children from 880 families received gifts through the Christmas Star program. The ability to purchase Christmas gifts for their children with the help of donated gift cards means so much to parents.
“My family and I are so grateful. Thank you so much for helping me make Christmas special for them. God bless you all.” — A mother who cried when she was given a Christmas gift card and books for her children
“Thank you so much for the right-on-time gift card to my family. We greatly appreciate the special Christmas holiday blessing, especially during these times.” — A mother who uses the services at Southeast Family Center