2019 Christmas Program

I need help this Christmas Season!
Catholic Charities works in collaboration with other Social Service Agencies across our diocese offering Christmas assistance to families needing help this holiday season. Each office location provides services based on what services are needed within their own communities. If you and your family are in need of assistance with Christmas gifts in the La Crosse area, please come in for a walk-in intake at 413 3rd Street South on Monday, December 2nd or 9th from 9 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm or 919 Hood Street on Thursday, December 7th from 2-5 pm and we will sign you up at that time. If your family has been sponsored, you will receive a call by December 1st. If your family isn’t sponsored, you will receive a letter from us inviting you to come into our Christmas Store during your scheduled pick up time (a description of the store will be on that letter). Please note that while it is our intention to provide assistance to all who come to our door, our programs are based on the generosity of others in the community.


I would love to participate in helping others this Christmas!
Every year hundreds of individuals and families in need across the diocese request help at Christmas time and to fulfill these requests, we need your help! While Christmas is fast approaching, families are still signing up for Christmas presents. If you are able to assist, please continue to contact us and we will match your donation with a child or family needing help this year. There are still many ways you can help out:

  • Sponsor a family
  • Can’t sponsor a whole family – start a toy drive or gift card collection at work, an organization or local church
  • Donate Christmas gifts for infants, children, teenagers, and adults
  • Volunteer to help distribute gifts at your local office (dependent on individual office need)
  • Make a monetary donation

Across the Diocese of La Crosse, SLCS Staff are committed to trying to find families in need help at Christmas time. To learn more about one of these options and how you can help out, please fill out our form to email the office nearest you.

Thank you in advance for your consideration in assisting those need. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at 888.212.4357.

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~Luke 6:38