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Adopt a Family for Christmas

Trina Dietz
Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud
Cl 320.260.4307
Catholic Charities looking for groups to adopt families for Christmas
It’s an American tradition to serve the poor during the holiday season, but one area program is serving not just the poor, but those in our community in the greatest need.

Catholic Charities Share the Spirit program matches families who are experiencing hardship with groups of people who want to adopt such a family for Christmas. The organization is accepting donors to adopt families now on their website, www.ccstcloud.org.  

All families to be adopted are nominated by area social workers from area human service organizations.

“By definition, social workers work with those who are experiencing the hardest times in life, said Sheri Brown, Program Coordinator for Catholic Charities Share the Spirit Program. “By asking social workers who needs help the most, we are able to uplift the families who are in the most need during the holiday season.”

 “We ask that people who are adopting families plan to spend about $70 per family member,” change name says Brown.  Families of all sizes are available to adopt.” Confidentiality for both donor and recipient families is respected.

Those who would like to volunteer to adopt a family can visit www.ccstcloud.org for details and to fill out an online donor form. All forms should be completed by midnight on October 31.

Wrapped gifts will be delivered to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11.