Serving the following Big Bend counties : Gadsden | Franklin | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Madison | Wakulla | Taylor

 

Welcome!

Christmas Connection tries to fulfill the wishes and some of the basic needs of hundreds of needy families in Northwest Florida each holiday season. We want to deliver toys for their children, food for their table and a little joy to their homes. Christmas Connection is an initiative of Catholic Charities, but it serves families of all religions, races, and ethnic backgrounds. From 25 families in Tallahassee to 800 families in eight Big Bend counties: That is the amazing history and growth of the Christmas Connection. In 1979, Christmas Connection began as an effort to help 25 needy families have a happier holiday. The response was overwhelming. Over the years, the Christmas Connection has exploded to a massive volunteer effort that now helps 600 to 800 families in an eight-county region each year.

 

Volunteer
    
                      

A gift of your time is a very valuable gift. Christmas Connection depends on our volunteers to make the this program a success. There is a job for every age and every person, and we are grateful to each one of the volunteers who make the Christmas "Connection" possible. 


Sign-up to Volunteer >
 
 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Christmas Connection Site Blessing:  Thursday, November 21st  from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Center Donation Center OPENS on Friday 11/22/13 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Youth Day at Christmas Connection:  Saturday, December 7, 2013.
  • Goal:  To deliver all gifts to our 500 families between Sunday, December 15, 2013 through Friday, December 20, 2013.
  • Agency Clearinghouse Day: Friday December 20, 2013 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Clean up site:  Friday,12/20/13 (out by 5 p.m.)


 

Donate

You can help to make the holidays brighter for a family in the Big Bend area. A contribution of money, or a donation of food, clothing, or toys can make a very big difference to someone in our community. Please donate today.



Go to the Donate Page >
 

Site Location

1390 Village Square Blvd
Suite 1 
(Former Turner's Furniture)
Next to Fresh Market

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-6pm

Phone 
(as of November 22nd 2013)
850-523-0123


FAX
850-523-0820

 

Adopt a Family

If you are interested in adopting a family, we will do our best to meet any wishes that you have regarding size of family and location of family. If you wish, you may even deliver your gifts to your adopted family to see the smiles that you bring them when you make your Christmas Connection.

Go to Adopt a Family >
 
MOST NEEDED items:
  • Gift Cards
  • Baby food (all stages) and formula
  • Baby items
  • Disposable diapers (infant/adult)
  • Heaters (electric/space)
  • Blankets
  • NEW coats, hats, and gloves
  • NEW clothing
  • NEW teen clothing
  • NEW Extra large size clothing
  • Teen gifts (headsets, certificates for movies, games, fast food, skating, etc).
  • Toiletries and household items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, paper goods,detergent, etc).
  • Non-perishable foods especially protein foods (canned meats, tuna, peanut butter)

 

Serving the following Big Bend counties : Gadsden | Franklin | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Madison | Wakulla | Taylor