Do you 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 each holiday season. Each office location provides services based on what the need is within their own communities. If you live outside of the La Crosse area, please call 888-212-4357 and choose the option for the office location that is closest to you and we will see how we can help from there.

If you and your family live in the La Crosse area and are in need of assistance with Christmas gifts, please complete our online Christmas Application. If you aren’t able to complete the application online, please give us a call at 608-782-0710 and we will help you fill out our Christmas Application. After you complete the application, we will be in contact with you by the middle of December through email, phone, or mail with your scheduled pick-up time. Please note that while it is our intention to provide assistance to all who come to our doors, our programs are supplemental programs and are based on the generosity of others in the community and we will do what we can.


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! As 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 yourself - join with other friends, families, or organizations to sponsor a family
  • Donate local gift cards to be distributed to families for purchasing food and gifts
  • Volunteer to help distribute gifts at your local office (dependent on individual office need)
  • Donate to the online fundraiser for you community:
    La Crosse
    Eau Claire

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