2018 Christmas Program & Christmas Store

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 3 or 10 from 9 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm. or 919 Hood Street on Thursday, December 6 from 2-5 pm and we will sign you up at that time. If you have been sponsored by a family, you will receive a call by December 1st. If you do not hear back from us, please plan on coming into the Christmas Store on one of the dates listed below. 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.

Christmas Store
If you haven’t been sponsored by a family, we also have a Christmas Store where you can come and shop for a gift. The store will open on:

Wednesday, December 12
Thursday, December 13
Monday, December 17
Tuesday, December 18

Clients will be able to shop from 9 am-12 pm and 1-3 pm each day.


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 our Christmas Application is closed for participants we still receive requests as the holiday draws near.  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
  • Volunteer to help distribute gifts at your local office
  • Make a monetary donation

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