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 five 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 over 450 families in an five-county region each year.