Events & Appeals
Undy Sunday (October 19th)
Many of us take things like underwear and socks from granted, but for low-income persons, especially children and seniors, they are often a luxury. Your church, civic group or community group can be part of this exciting underwear drive.
Holiday Season 2016
Sharing the Warmth (November 1 – December 31)
If you want to be an angel on earth to a low-income senior living in Kankakee County this Christmas, this is your opportunity. This program matches low-income seniors with donors who are willing to buy the items on their “wish list”. You can be their “Secret Santa”! To get involved or become a donor, call Jennifer Wick at 815.723.3405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Outreach Program (November 1 – December 31)
(DuPage County ) This program matches parishes with low-income families who have already prepared a personalized wish list and also asks individual donors to make monetary or gift card donations that will be distributed to needy families to purchase food during the Christmas holiday. Donations of new and unwrapped winter outerwear, hats, gloves and scarves in children’s and adult sizes will also be distributed to the low-income families and homeless who seek our help during the winter months. Each year the program meets the needs of over 700 families. To get involved or become a donor, call 630.495.8008.
(Grundy County) This program matches donors with low-income families in Grundy County. To get involved or become a donor, call 815-941-2560.
(Will County) This program matches donors with low-income families from our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. Head Start serves over 700 families each year. To get involved or become a donor, call at 815-723-3405.
(Will County) Daybreak Center is the largest homeless shelter in Will County and provides emergency shelter for up to 100 persons each night. This program matches donors with the needs of families and children in the shelter. To get involved or become a donor, call 815.774.4663.
Gift of Christmas (November 1 – December 1)
Brighten a life this Christmas! – sponsor a family through the Gift of Christmas Program and make their season as joyous as yours! Many of the families served at Catholic Charities rely on the generosity of our donors at Christmas to make the holidays bright. Many are single mothers and the elderly struggling to live on meager budgets. The following stories are true and are based on the clients currently being served at Catholic Charities throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Some of these stories appeared in the Christ is Our Hope magazine.
To sponsor an individual or family this Christmas, click here for more information.
Annual Holiday Appeal (November 1 – December 31)
Click here to learn more.