Catholic Charities of Schuyler County requests your help in sharing the gift of hope this Christmas season. Catholic Charities makes the process very simple for donors. First, we get an idea of what size family you would be interested in adopting. Then we match you with a family in need and provide you with the individual, senior’s or family member’s age, size, individual needs, and interests. You then select items for each family member and one or two household needs. We ask that you purchase the gifts and drop them off at Schuyler Outreach on December 15.  Families will pick up their gifts the following day. We also ask adopters to bring ingredients for a Christmas meal for their adopted family as well as 3 days’ worth of meals.christmas_bike

If you’re not able to sponsor a family, Catholic Charities is also requesting donations of new or gently used toys and gifts (no stuffed animals, please) for those families that are not adopted. Gifts for children, teenagers and adults can be dropped off at Schuyler Outreach on Tuesdays: 9am-2pm & 6pm-8pm, Thursdays: 7am-2pm and Fridays: noon-4pm from now until December 5 (112 Tenth Street, Watkins Glen, NY).

Last year, Catholic Charities was able to sponsor 120 families, please help us sponsor more families this year. We turn to you this season for your support and compassion. If you are interested in adopting a family or volunteering for the Christmas Giveaway, please contact Jessie Ketter at 607-535-2815 or via email.