How to Donate

Christmas Connection fulfills the holiday wishes of individuals and families with donations received from the community. You can donate either by purchasing gift items or by making a financial donation.

Gift Donations

Donations of NEW gift items can be dropped off at the Christmas Connection site. Used items of any kind WILL NOT be accepted.


  • Gift Cards (Amazon, Walmart, Target, Gas, Groceries, Restaurants)
  • Children's Toys, Games, and Books
  • Nonperishable Foods
  • Baby Toys
  • Baby Layette Items, (bath towel, sleepers, receiving blankets, burp cloths)
  • Baby Diapers and Wipes
  • Bath and Beauty Sets
  • Bicycles and Helmets
  • Blankets (all sizes)
  • Teenage Gift Items
  • Tablets
  • Toiletries
  • Small Household Appliances (Coffee Pot, Toaster, Egg Cooker, etc)
  • Pots and Pan Sets
  • Dish Sets
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Heaters
  • Fans

Donated items ideally need to be delivered by December 12, 2021, so shop early. They can be dropped off in person at the Christmas Connection site during the hours of operation. When dropping off donations at the site, please just stay in your car and our volunteers will come out to your car to accept the donation.

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Thanks to the generosity of the Big Bend community, Christmas Connection has been able to fulfill the wish lists of all 550 families. The Amazon link has been removed until November 2022.  

Financial Donations and Sponsorship Opportunity

Monetary donations support families with financial assistance with things such as rent and utilities at Christmas and throughout the year. You can make a donation or become a sponsor here on our website or mail it to Christmas Connection, P.O. Box 20165, Tallahassee FL 32316. Monetary assistance is particularly important in 2021.

Your donations and sponsorships provide critical support during the Christmas holiday (by meeting families’ basic needs, such as food, linens, toiletries, and gifts). Christmas Connection is only able to assist our Big Bend neighbors in need because of your support.

Christmas Connection doesn't stop after the holidays! Funds raised during the holiday season are used throughout the year to assist families who are struggling with items such as paying rent and/or utility bills. Your donation makes a difference right here in our local community. Every gift, at every level, makes a difference.

Click below to make an online Financial Donation or become a Sponsor. Thank you for your support. 

You can mail your Financial Gift or Sponsorship directly to:

Christmas Connection
c/o: Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc
P.O. Box 20165
Tallahassee, FL 32316

You may also hand-deliver your donation to the Christmas Connection Collection Site or to the Catholic Charities Office located at 1380 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

If so requested, Catholic Charities’ Christmas Connection Program will apply your donation directly to a specific family’s “case”, unless the family’s needs have already been met by another generous donor. Then in this situation, your donation will assist another family experiencing similar circumstances.

Christmas Connection is a program of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, which is a 501(c)(3) organization.


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