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 gift.

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 by mail.

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.

Making a Difference

Interested in making an online Financial Gift or becoming a Sponsor?

Click on the buttons below to make a financial gift or learn about our sponsorship opportunities. Thank you for your support!

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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

Your donations can also be hand-delivered to the Christmas Connection Collection Site or the Catholic Charities Tallahassee Office at
1380 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

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

Christmas Connection is a Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida program, a 501(c)(3) organization. More information on Catholic Charities is available at

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.

Donated items ideally need to be delivered by December 8, 2023. Gift donations can be dropped off in person at the Christmas Connection site during hours of operation or at one of our official drop-off locations. When dropping off donations at the site, please stay in your car and our volunteers will come out to your car to accept the donation.

Wish List Items

  • 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 (new; all sizes)
  • Teenage Gift Items (earbuds, movie passes, hair accessories)
  • Tablets
  • Toiletries
  • Small Household Appliances (Coffee Pot, Toaster, Egg Cooker)
  • Pots and Pan Sets
  • Dish Sets
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Heaters
  • Fans
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