Holiday Giving

Catholic Charities Holiday Giving 2016

For information on Catholic Charities Adopt-a-Family Program, click here.

Catholic Charities Agencies throughout the diocese will be participating in Holiday Giving this year, in order to provide dinners and gifts to the poor and vulnerable throughout the area. Please see the list below for information on how you can donate and get involved! 

Care Coordination

100 Slingerland St., Albany, NY
Contact: Susan Caponera, (518) 449-3581 ext. 100

Gift Cards (Walmart, Price Chopper or Hannaford)

Disabilities Services

Gift Cards or Supermarket Cards1 Park Pl. Suite 200, Albany, NY
Contacts: Marissa VanDenburgh, (518) 724-1857 and Kathy Pivacek, (518) 724-1853

Monetary Donations
(We will do the shopping for the family.)

Catholic Charities Housing - St. Charles Lwanga Center Men’s Shelter

115 Grand St., Albany, NY
Contact: Stephen Archer, (518) 465-4973

Bus Passes
Shower Shoes (flip flops)
Towels and Wash Cloths
Socks and Underwear

Catholic Charities Housing - Mercy House Women’s Shelter

12 St Joseph’s Terrace, Albany, NY
Contact: Frances Fox, (518) 434-3531

Bus Passes
Body Spray
Socks, Underwear (sizes 5-9) and Bras (sizes 32A-44D)
Personal Care Items
Towels and Wash Cloths
Envelopes, Paper and Pens
Combs and Brushes

Head Bands and Ponytail Holders
Personal Hand Sanitizer

Tri-County Services

50 Herrick St., Rensselaer, NY
Contact: Justine Carroll, (518) 512-3577

Holiday Gifts (gifts for teenagers)
Gift Cards
AA Batteries
Personal Care Items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, feminine products)
Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper
Turkey or Ham
Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie Counties

489 West Main St., Cobleskill, NY
Contact: Liz Tessarzik, (518) 234-3581


Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties

142 Regent St., Saratoga Springs, NY and 35 Broad St., Glens Falls, NY
Contact: Main Offices 518-587-5000 518-793-6212

Gift Cards (Price Chopper, Target, Walmart, etc.)

Holiday Adoption Programs

In addition to providing Holiday Baskets, some of our agencies are running Holiday Adoption Programs, allowing people to adopt a family/individual for the holiday season. For information on these programs, please reach out to one of the contacts below:

Housing Office | Contact: Saretha Sotomayor, (518) 462-6829 ext. 16 | More Info
Care Coordination | Contact: Susan Caponera, (518) 449-3581 ext. 100
Disabilities Services | Contact: Marissa VanDenburgh, (518) 724-1857 and Kathy Pivacek, (518) 724-1853
Columbia & Greene Counties | Contact: Samantha Peek, (518) 828-8660