Celebration of Giving

How you can help

Donate Toys

Catholic Charities' annual Toy Shower invites children to experience the joy, magic and spirit of the holidays by providing each child with gifts - new, unwrapped toys in their original packaging. Please donate a toy or host a toy-gathering party with your friends, family, or colleagues. To donate, contact Lisa Jerzyk at (312) 226-0650 or


Sponsor-a-Family reaches out to families who are most in need, responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books or school supplies. Take the opportunity to help over 450 families seeking assistance through Sponsor-a-Family. Spending between $50 - $75 per family member goes a long way toward making many of their wishes come true. To sponsor a family, contact Lisa Jerzyk at (312) 226-0650 or

Financial Support

Become a much-needed financial supporter and assist Catholic Charities with costs of distributing gifts. To contribute, contact Lisa Jerzyk at (312) 226-0650 by email at or contribute online:


Volunteers are an essential part of the Celebration of Giving. We need your help from December 2nd through December 20th to sort and package gifts. To volunteer, contact Lisa Jerzyk at (312) 226-0650 by email at

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