Family to Family

Each holiday season, we match generous sponsors with more than 350 Christopher House families in need for the Family to Family holiday program. Sponsors buy gifts and other essentials to meet the needs of their matched families and ensure that the holiday season is a special time of year for children and parents. This program helps relieve the stress on parents during the holiday season, which can be a particularly trying time for low-income families.

Family to Family Sponsors Make a Difference

Our incredible sponsors make holiday wishes come true for our hard working families! Sponsors receive a family wish list and instruction sheet. Sponsors are asked to drop gifts off at a designated location, date, and time. Our families can then easily pick up their gifts in time for the holidays.

What your Donations Mean to our Families

"I just cannot provide for my family this Christmas," wrote one mother of two, when requesting Family to Family assistance. "I am trying to figure out ways to do it and I haven't found an answer. I have two wonderful children who have been working really hard in school and are grateful. I would like to say thanks to my daughter [and son] for staying focused through these hard times by giving [them] a nice Christmas. They so deserve it. We are grateful for whatever assistance you may provide for us and we are so very fortunate to be given an opportunity to participate in this program. We are saying thank you for taking the time out to make our holiday special!" 

Get Involved!

This is a wonderful way to connect your family to the caring and thoughtfulness of the holiday season. Interested in giving a family a more joyous holiday? Contact Judith O'Callahan at Donations are due by December 19, 2013!

No time to shop or out of town? Click here to make an online donation to our Holiday Program.