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Catholic Charities Share the Spirit

Catholic Charities Share the Spirit Program assists individuals, families or groups wanting to “adopt a family” for Christmas.

Families are referred for Share the Spirit by various county, agency, and school Social Workers and Case Workers based on need. Recipient families may be eligible for Share the Spirit for a maximum of three years. 

Donors are given basic family demographics (first name, age, sizes etc.) and a list of a few needs and wants for each member of their adopted family. Lists are generally distributed in November. Donors then purchase and wrap gifts for their family. Gifts are to be dropped at the Sauk Rapids Government Center on December 11, 2017.

Due to the level of need experienced by Share the Spirit families, donors can plan on and are asked to spend at least $60 on gifts and $10 on a grocery gift certificate for each family member. Families of varying sizes are available and in need of adoption.
All donors have been accepted for the 2017 holiday season. 

Matching families begins in early November and this is done carefully so that complete and accurate information is provided. DONORS WILL RECEIVE INFORMATON ABOUT THE ADOPTED FAMILY ON OR AROUND NOVEMBER 15. We appreciate your patience as each match is made carefully and with attention to detail. All information (including yours) is kept confidential.

Wrapped gifts are to be delivered to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Charities has over 30 programs of service. If you would like to make the holidays merrier for clients of another program, please contact Sheri at 320.293.4726.
Donors are asked to bring their wrapped gifts to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11. Details about drop off times and a reminder of the drop off date will be provided along with the family information. The gifts are then distributed to adopted families, or, if necessary to their social workers.
The Share the Spirit program only accepts referrals from local human service organizations. Families may not refer themselves, and not all referred families may be adopted. To be considered for Share the Spirit, please contact your social worker.

If you are a local human service agency seeking to refer a family, please contact Sheri at 320.293.4726.
  • Donors are asked to bring their wrapped gifts to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11. Details about drop off times and a reminder of the drop off date will be provided along with the family information. The gifts are then distributed to adopted families, or, if necessary to their social workers.
  • The Share the Spirit program only accepts referrals from local human service organizations. Families may not refer themselves, and not all referred families may be adopted. To be considered for Share the Spirit, please contact your social worker.

    If you are a local human service agency seeking to refer a family, please contact Sheri at 320.293.4726.
  • All donors have been accepted for the 2017 holiday season. 

    Matching families begins in early November and this is done carefully so that complete and accurate information is provided. DONORS WILL RECEIVE INFORMATON ABOUT THE ADOPTED FAMILY ON OR AROUND NOVEMBER 15. We appreciate your patience as each match is made carefully and with attention to detail. All information (including yours) is kept confidential.

    Wrapped gifts are to be delivered to the Sauk Rapids Government Center on Monday, December 11, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Catholic Charities has over 30 programs of service. If you would like to make the holidays merrier for clients of another program, please contact Sheri at 320.293.4726.