Make a difference in a family's life this Christmas season! The Catholic Charities Adopt-A-Family program has been helping the Colorado community for over a decade, matching compassionate donors like you with low-income and struggling families. With your help, we can provide holiday gifts to seniors, children and families who otherwise would have none.  Recipient families receive services through our various ministries and are nominated by the Catholic Charities staff person who works with them on a regular basis. Thank you for helping provide hope this Christmas season! Questions? Call 720-799-9316 or

Two ways to give:

1. Sign up to Adopt-A-Family and shop for their Christmas needs beginning November 1st

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Marina Diakite is grateful that they receive presents such as a remote-control helicopter, a complete set of art supplies, an electric pencil sharpener, and warm clothes.

“I love waching my children open presents,” diakite said. “I’m just so grateful. It’s a joy in my heart.”

Her family is one of several hundred families in need identified through Catholic Charities’ Adopt-A-Family Christmas program who are paried with other families who anonymously provide clothing, household items and toys. Many of the families are homeless or the working poor.

Diakite said she would buy presents, if she could. Her low-paying jobs barely cover the living costs for their Section 8 home in Aurora. For years they bounced from shelter to shelter after Diakite left the children’s father who struggled with alcohol abuse.

“We want to do something so bad in return,” Diakite said. “We pray and we thank God for allowing that family to give us.”

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2. Don't have time to shop? We'll shop for you! Make a financial gift and we'll do the shopping for you! All of the donations will be used to provide holiday gifts to seniors, children and families who would otherwise have none.