With the support of local families, parishes, schools, and businesses, Celebration of Giving has been bringing joy and hope to families who might otherwise not be able to celebrate the holiday season for over 70 years. Last year, Catholic Charities was able to distribute gifts, toys and necessities to more than 25,000 children and families thanks to the generosity of people like you!
 How You Can Help

Toy Donations

•Host a toy drive in your office, church, school, or neighborhood to collect new, unwrapped toys.

•Donate toys online by going to our wish list at Building Blocks, Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Order from the list and the toys will ship directly to our Workshop.

Sponsor-a-Family

• Sponsor a family in need by buying gifts that fulfill their basic needs and wishes. Family sponsorship packages include age, gender, ethnicity, and a wish list. We request that you spend $50-75 per family member to make their holiday wishes come true.

•Host a sponsor-a-family drive to collect gifts for multiple families in need. A great way for groups to give back to your community.

SPONSOR A PROGRAM

• Sponsor the children in a Catholic Charities Program. We’ll send you first names, genders, and ages of the children you sponsor.

Volunteer

•Already hosting a toy drive or sponsoring families, and want to get more involved? Help sort toys and package gifts at Santa’s Workshop! 


For more information about any of these ways of getting involved, please contact the
Celebration of Giving Team at cog@catholiccharities.net
 Sponsor Drop-off
Drop-off Locations
Nov. 23 - Dec.7

CHICAGO: 7am - 7pm, Monday - Sunday
Catholic Charities 721 N LaSalle St, 312-655-7401

SUBURBS: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Blue Island, 12731 S Wood St, 708-333-9239
Cicero, 1400 S Austin Blvd, 708-222-1491
Des Plaines, 1717 Rand Rd, 847-376-2100
 Lake County

Donate Gifts for Lake County Families

Can you help provide gifts specifically for Lake County families in need? If you or your organization can participate, please fill out our Donor Information Response Form.



 Online Ordering

HELP SPREAD THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS TO KIDS IN NEED!

Help make a child’s holiday brighter by purchasing a toy from one of our wish lists! Order online and your gift will be shipped directly to our Workshop.

Click to purchase toys or home goods from our wish lists at:

                                      

                                                  


Don’t forget to include your contact information on your gift receipt so we can send you a thank you!

For more information about online ordering or other ways of getting involved, please contact the
Celebration of Giving Team at cog@catholiccharities.net or 312-655-7401.

 Gift Cards

HELP SPREAD JOY TO TEENS IN NEED!

The #1 gift request from teenagers is Gift Cards! Help make a teen’s holiday brighter by purchasing a gift card from one our registries and your gift will be shipped right to our Workshop.

Click to purchase gift cards from our Target registry or Walmart registry  (Please, no e-gift cards.)

Don’t forget to include your contact information on your gift receipt so we can send you a thank you!

You can also purchase a gift card at a retail store and send it to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Celebration of Giving
c/o Andrew McKernin
721 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654

For more information about gift card donations or other ways of getting involved, please contact the
Celebration of Giving Team at cog@catholiccharities.net or 312-655-7401.

 Donate

DONATE TO CELEBRATION OF GIVING 2019

Your financial support assists Catholic Charities with the costs of distributing gifts and makes this program possible!

For more information about the program or how to Donate Toys, Sponsor-a-Family, provide Financial Support, and Volunteer, please call our Hotline (312) 655-7401, email COG@catholiccharities.net