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Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2022 Celebration of Giving at Catholic Charities. Look for information in fall 2023 on how you can help our work to bring joy to the lives of children and families in Cook and Lake counties.


With the support of local families, parishes, schools, and businesses, Celebration of Giving has been bringing joy and hope to families who might otherwise not be able to celebrate the holiday season for over 70 years. Last year, Catholic Charities was able to distribute gifts, toys and necessities to more than 25,000 children and families thanks to the generosity of people like you!

Sponsor-A-Family reaches out to families who are most in need, responding to their basic wishes for clothing, household items, books, or school supplies. Take the opportunity to help one of the hundreds of families seeking assistance. Family sponsorship packages include age, gender, ethnicity, and a wish list. We ask that you spend $50-75 per family member to help make Christmas wishes come true.

Host a sponsor-a-family drive to collect gifts for multiple families in need. A great way for groups to give back to the community!

If you would like to sponsor one or more families, please call the Celebration of Giving hotline at (312) 655-7401 or email

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
721 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(312) 655-7053

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654