Holiday Giving

Catholic Charities Holiday Giving 2018

For information on Catholic Charities Adopt-a-Family Program, click here.

Catholic Charities Agencies throughout the diocese will be participating in Holiday Giving this year, in order to provide dinners and gifts to the poor and vulnerable throughout the area. Please see the list below for what is most needed, and how you can donate and get involved! 

Care Coordination

100 Slingerland St., Albany, NY
Contact: Keri Kintner, (518) 449-3581 ext. 100

Gift Cards (Walmart, Price Chopper or Hannaford)

Disabilities Services

1 Park Pl. Suite 200, Albany, NY

Gift Cards or Supermarket Cards
Monetary Donations
(We will do the shopping for the family.)

Catholic Charities Housing - St. Charles Lwanga Center Men’s Shelter

115 Grand St., Albany, NY
Contact: Kamron Johnson, (518) 465-4973

Bus Passes
Shower Shoes (flip flops)
Towels and Wash Cloths
Socks and Underwear

Catholic Charities Housing - Mercy House Women’s Shelter

12 St Joseph’s Terrace, Albany, NY
Contact: Frances Fox, (518) 434-3531

Bus Passes
Body Spray
Socks, Underwear (sizes 5-9) and Bras (sizes 32A-44D)
Personal Care Items
Towels and Wash Cloths
Envelopes, Paper and Pens
Combs and Brushes
Head Bands and Ponytail Holders
Personal Hand Sanitizer

Tri-County Services

50 Herrick St., Rensselaer, NY
Contact: Justine Carroll, or (518) 512-3577

Holiday Gifts (gifts for teenagers are most needed!)
Gift Cards
AA Batteries
Personal Care Items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, feminine products)
Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper
Turkey or Ham
Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Columbia & Greene Counties

Catskill NY, and Hudson, NY
Contact: Vanessa Vogel , (518) 828-8660

Personal care items
Diapers and wipes
Gift cards

Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties

489 West Main St., Cobleskill, NY
Contact: Toni Joslin, (518) 234-3581

Diapers and wipes
Gas cards for essential transportation assistance in the amount of $10.00 each
Wal Mart Gift Cards in the amount of $25 each
Personal care items such as deodorant, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
Winter items such as coats, hats, and mittens
School break food boxes (food pantry items) for families whose children rely on school lunch programs


Herkimer County

61 West Street, Ilion, NY
Contact:  (315) 894-9917

Lap or other types of small blankets/afghans
Slippers (men and women)
Gloves and hats for adults
Gift cards to Walmart, Price Chopper or Hannaford

Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties

142 Regent St., Saratoga Springs, NY and
Contact: (518) 587-5000

35 Broad St., Glens Falls, NY
Contact: (518) 793-6212

Gift Cards (Price Chopper, Target, Walmart, etc.)

Holiday Adoption Programs

In addition to providing Holiday Baskets, some of our agencies are running Holiday Adoption Programs, allowing people to adopt a family/individual for the holiday season. For information on these programs, please reach out to one of the contacts below:

Housing Office | Contact: Amy Lacey, (518) 459-0183 ext. 11 
Care Coordination | Contact: Keri Kintner, (518) 449-3581 ext. 100
Disabilities Services | Contact: Jamie Daniels, (518) 724-1782 or and Ellyn Horning, (518) 724-1832 or
Columbia & Greene Counties | Contact: Vanessa Vogel, (518) 828-8660