As the holiday season is upon us, Catholic Charities appreciates the kindness and generosity of those who are interested in making sure children and families across the Archdiocese have enough to eat and a merry and bright Christmas.

We want to honor your inspiration to make a difference by making it easy to know how to help.

To make a secure online donation now, please click here.

To make a donation of items for a family in need, please reach out to our staff members at the following locations. We appreciate that you are thinking of others, and we are grateful that you thought of us:

MERIDEN
St. Stanislaus Family Center, 81 Akron Street
• Contact – Danielle Ruszczyk at (203) 235-2507 or email Danielle
Accepting donations Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

HARTFORD
Asylum Hill Family Center, 60 Gillett Street
• Contact – Julia Diaz at (860) 244-9944 or email Julia
Accepting donations Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Institute for the Hispanic Family, 45 Wadsworth Street
• Contact – Nilda Morales-Rivera or Christina Jimenez-Colon at (860) 527-1124 or
email Nilda or email Christina
Accepting donations Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Parker Memorial Family Center, 2621 Main Street
• Contact – Shanikwa Williams at (860) 250-4539 or email Shanikwa
Accepting donations Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

NEW HAVEN
Centro San Jose Family Center, 290 Grand Avenue
• Contact Jonathan Flores or Kalill Declet at (203) 777-5068
email Jonathan or email Kalill
Accepting donations by arrangement

Centro San Jose Child Development Center, 790 Grand Avenue
• Contact Damaris Rivera at (203) 772-1131 or email Damaris
Accepting donations by arrangement

TORRINGTON
Family Service Center, 132 Grove Street
• Contact Susan Ellis at (860) 482-5558 or email Susan
Accepting donations by arrangement

WATERBURY
Family Service Center, 13 Wolcott Street
• Contact Tomas Olivo at (203) 596-9359 or email email Tomas
Accepting donations by arrangement

*** CHRISTMAS DEADLINE  – Thursday, December 20th ***
All Christmas toys and clothes need to be new and unwrapped.

Gift cards needed! All amounts! – Walmart, Target, Visa, Amazon
Grocery stores – Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Big Y, etc.

Gift suggestions
We especially need gifts for older kids, teens, and infants!
Arts & Crafts for all ages
Winter clothes, boots, and coats – all sizes, must be new
Health and bath items for infants – shampoo, diapers, wipes, baby wash
Socks and underwear – all sizes, must be new
Bed sheets, including crib sheets, and blankets – must be new

For additional information or if you have questions about donating to any of our other locations, please contact John Noonan at 860-728-2571 or email.