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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.