Our donors and volunteers are always thoughtful and ready to help the children and families at St. Catherine's Center for Children. But that dedication certainly increases during the holiday season. Throughout the holidays, many people contact St. Catherine's to ask how they can help our children and families have a happy, memorable Christmas.

Below is a list of the services and events St. Catherine's offers during the holidays:

See our Christmas Gift Catalog for ways to help the children this year!

 Click the picture to donate a gift from our Christmas gift catalog!

This special gift catalog offers a selection of meaningful gifts that you can donate to children and families at St. Catherine’s Center for Children. Besides making the holidays brighter for children and families, you can select gifts that will continue to bring comfort and joy all year long! Public funding of St. Catherine’s provides for basic needs of our children and families, but those we serve still lack things that most of us take for granted.  

Visit our Angel Tree at Colonie Center

Through December 19, St. Catherine's Angel Tree will be located at Colonie Center. The tree will be decorated with colorful angels, each bearing the gender and age of a child. Shoppers are encouraged to select an Angel from the tree, purchase a gift for the child, and drop the unwrapped gift off in the gift box next to the tree. St. Catherine's will pick the gifts up, wrap them, and make sure they are under a tree on Christmas morning for one of our children. Don't forget to tell your family and friends to support our Angel Tree when they shop at Colonie Center! This marks the 13th year St. Catherine’s has partnered with Colonie Center with an Angel Tree.

 Volunteer for Gift Wrapping Day


Our Volunteer Gift Wrapping Day is a popular event for donors and friends. Gift wrapping will take place on Friday, December 21. Volunteers are treated to light refreshments and Christmas music as they wrap gifts for our children. Contact Adam Rossi at arossi@st-cath.org or 453-6756 if you want to get our volunteer gift wrappers' list. 

"Adopt" A Child/Family

People often call us and ask if they can "adopt" a child or family during the holiday season.  If you are interested in learning more about the needs of our children and families, and what you can do for them during the holidays, please contact Denise Dygert at 453-6700 ext. 6416 or ddygert@st-cath.org.