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Christmas Gifting Program


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What is Catholic Charities Christmas Gifting Program?

Catholic Charities Christmas Gifting Program provides a Merry Christmas to a family struggling with socioeconomic circumstances. This program has been around for several years, and continues to grow every year with the support of our faithful and loyal donors as well as new donors. In 2019, because of this continuous support, we were able to provide Christmas gifts to 45 families, which was 202 individuals.


Who qualifies to be a recipient family?

To qualify to participate as a recipient family in our program, you must be an active client at Catholic Charities or Parish Kitchen who is invited to the program by their counselor. Unfortunately we aren’t able to open the program up to the general program as the response would be overwhelming.


How can people help?

If you’re interested in helping make the holidays a bit brighter for a family in our community who is in need, you can help in a few ways.  Contact Kristina Jolly at KJolly@CovingtonCharities.org and you can be matched with a family size of your choice and then you will receive your “Adopted” family’s Wish List. You do the shopping and wrapping for them.  Another option, is to make a monetary donation or donate gift cards that we can use to purchase gifts for these families. You can click here to Donate Online by entering your credit card information or by using PayPal. Gift cards can be mailed to or dropped off at our location: 3629 Church Street, Covington, KY 41015. This works great for those that don’t feel comfortable shopping this year, or who may feel like they cannot sponsor an entire family. We will make sure that the gifts get wrapped and get to the families before Christmas.


The Diocese of Covington Catholic Charities USA