Adopt a Shelter Family and Christmas Caring

Christmas Caring

Bringing our Gifts this Christmas

Showing you care has never been easier than during the Christmas season. This Christmas, Catholic Charities has two opportunities for you and your family to show you care that will assist our client families as well as families in the community at large.

Back by popular demand, Adopt a Shelter Family is a way that you can provide basic living necessities and household items for a family exiting Catholic Charities shelters: Harbor House; domestic violence shelter and St. Anthony Family Shelter for homeless families. If you are interested in adopting a family please contact, development coordinator, Amy Smith, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

You can also participate in Catholic Charities Christmas Caring. In a new collaboration with Interfaith Ministries, we hope to increase our ability to meet the needs of those families needing assistance in the community by doing what we do best: giving our time, talent and treasure. Volunteers are needed for helping with set-up, sorting donations, the distribution of gifts and a variety of other activities during Interfaith Ministries' annual Operation Holiday event. Please contact volunteer coordinator, Rachel Hittner, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

As you plan for your family's Christmas this year, we invite you to help serve the families of Wichita and help us make it a Christmas to remember.

Call to action


Distribution Site Set-Up
Nov. 25 - Dec. 12

Community Day of Giving at Dillons
Central & Rock
Dec. 8

Distribution Volunteer
Dec. 13 - 15

Late Distribution
& Clean Up
Dec. 17 & 18



Canned vegetables

Canned fruit


Any other non-perishable food items


New or dry-cleaned coats

New blankets

Duffle bags or other luggage

New hats, gloves, mittens & other warm goods

Gift cards - $10-$15 increments

Small working appliances

Craft supplies

New car seats, booster seats