November 1, 2021

2021 Holiday Giving - Our Christmas Wishlist

Catholic Charities Agencies throughout the diocese will be participating in Holiday Giving this year, in order to provide dinners and gifts to our neighbors across the Diocese. Please see our wish list below for information on how you can donate, get involved and help us to make Christmas special.

Community Maternity Services
In need of: Walmart, Target or Amazon gift cards or donations for foster care youth in residential placement.
Contact Marsha at
Ann at or call 518-482-8836

Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties
In need of: $50 Aldi gift cards to assists families whose children normally receive free meals while school is in session. 
Contact Tracey Martindale at 607-432-0061

Disabilities Services
In need of: Gift cards or food/supermarket cards to provide a nutritious meal and gifts for children and their families during the Holidays.. 
Contact Jamie at or 518-783-1111 x 1237

Fulton and Montgomery Counties
In need of: Gift cards, winter gear (hats, mittens, jackets) and toys for children ages 2-12
Contact Alice Burgado at 518-842-4202 x 3101

Herkimer County
In need of: $25 gift cards to Target, Amazon, Walmart or donations (indicate Christmas giving), as well as blankets, winter coats for children and adults, and winter gear (hats, scarves, gloves, boots)
Contact Vicky at or 315-894-9917

Housing Office
In need of: Gift cards, winter gear, stress-relief items (journals, stress balls, etc.) and home items (toiletries, towels, sheets, blankets) for folks moving out of shelters.
Contact Claire at or 518-459-0183 x 19

Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties
In need of: Gift cards to various locations, including gas cards, local grocery stores, Walmart, and Target
Contact Allison at 518-587-5000

Tri-County Services
In need of: New, unwrapped toys or gift cards ($25-$50 to Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Amazon, etc.), grocery store gift cards ($10-$15), clothing, winter items, books and stocking stuffers View our amazon wish list: 
Contact or 518-512-3577

United Tenants of Albany
In need of: Gift cards to local grocery stores to help guests with food insecurities over the holidays
Contact Librada at

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

Care Coordination | Michelle at (518) 449-3581 x 100 or
Columbia and Greene Counties | Vanessa at
Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie Counties | Tracey at 607-432-0061
Disabilities Services | Jamie at or 518-783-1111 x 1237
Herkimer County | Vicky at or 315-894-9917
Housing | Claire at or 518-459-0183