The Time is Here to Spread Christmas Cheer!

With hopes of making Christmas brighter for the many people we serve, several of our agencies have begun rolling out their Christmas Giving programs. If you, your family, friends, school, church or other organization want to spread holiday cheer to people in need, perhaps one of these opportunities is a good fit!

Holiday Volunteer Opportunity

St. Patrick Center needs donation box volunteers at Trevisano Teddy Bear Christmas Land in Crestwood. Shifts are available Thursdays – Sundays, 6-8 pm or 6:30-8:30pm, Thanksgiving through Christmas. (Volunteers must wear masks, social distance, and follow other safety measures.)

Christmas Giving Opportunities

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services hosts an Adopt a Senior program for adult seniors in our community living without adequate means. To request a wish list, please contact Lexi at or 314.888.6716.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services hosts a Christmas Collect-to-Connect Giving Tree program to bring cheer to foster children and foster families. To participate or learn more, visit or call 314-854-5716.

Marygrove Christmas Champions create joy and holiday memories for 200-plus children at a time when they need it the most. To participate or learn more, visit or contact Eva at 314.830.6249,

Saint Martha’s Hall serves women and children seeking to break the cycle of domestic abuse. Gifts and shelter supplies are appreciated! To learn more, contact Melanie at or (314) 533-1313.

St. Francis Community Services invites you to make this a happier Christmas for local immigrant families! Through their Adopt a Family program, you’ll learn about a local family and provide gift cards to brighten their Christmas. To participate, visit or contact Meredith Rataj at

St. Patrick Center’s Christmas Wishes Family Sponsorship Program provides gifts and gift cards to hundreds of families each year. To sponsor a family visit or contact Katie Joseph at (314) 802-1976 or

While the below agencies do not host Christmas-specific giving programs, in-kind gifts or financial support are always appreciated!

Queen of Peace Center: or Jeff at

Saint Louis or Beth at