8 Great Ways to Give
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Dear Friends of Catholic Charities of Central Florida,

What are you thankful this year? I am thankful for you and so many blessings including faith in our God and his son, Jesus Christ, my family, our coworkers and volunteers at Catholic Charities of Central Florida.

I am also thankful to be able to serve our brothers and sisters who come to Catholic Charities during a time of great trial. We are honored to accompany the families and individuals on their journey that has led them to our doors of mercy.
 
While the Jubilee of Mercy has ended, our works of mercy will continue and we are privileged for the opportunity to share God’s love with these hard working men and women who grace us every day.
 
Join us in showing our clients God’s love and mercy by participating in 8 great ways to make the season brighter for families in need.


God bless you today and always,
Gary Tester
Executive Director
  1. Donate gift cards to help individuals, families and seniors purchase food, medications and other necessities. These cards also help our clients celebrate the season with a holiday meal and toys under the tree.
  2. Collect food or host a food drive for our pantries or Agape Food Bank. For large group donations, contact your local pantry to schedule a donation pickup: www.cflcc.org/alleviate-hunger
  3. Host a collection of Christmas gifts for children, teens and adults of all ages.
  4. Collect toiletries and personal care items for children and adults.
  5. Donate new or gently used household items for our Refugee Resettlement Program.
  6. Donate gifts for new parents served by our Adoption Services.
  7. Donate clothing (new or gently used) and personal care items for homeless men, women and veterans we serve at Pathways to Care.
  8. Remember Catholic Charities when you shop online with Amazon Smile. Select us as your charitable donation to support our programs each time you make a purchase: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1214353.
Make a donation to support direct services to clients of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Your gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts received on or before December 31, 2015, may qualify for a 2016 income tax deduction. Letters for income tax purposes are mailed in January to all donors who have made a total gift of $250 or more to Catholic Charities of Central Florida. 

Treat your Family to a Christmas Concert for Charity! As we prepare to enter into the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas and prepare to welcome Jesus anew into our homes and families, we invite you to celebrate the music of Christmas and enjoy an evening of inspirational music from recording artists and singing sensations Maureen McGovern, Florence LaRue of the 5th Dimension and Freda Payne. The concerts below benefit Catholic Charities of Central Florida. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7 pm
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park
$35 General Admission
$55 Preferred Seating

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7 pm
St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake
$25 Tickets sold at St. Timothy Catholic Church

For more information, visit www.homelessheart.org/

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