A Very Giving Christmas
Families selected through Catholic Charities' and Sunbeam Family Services programs and partner agencies receive the opportunity to visit St. Nick's Shoppe and select gift items to place under their Christmas tree. When the parents enter St. Nick's Shoppe, they can visit two shopping areas: one with gifts for children and another with gifts for the parents or general household use. Each family receives Santa Bucks based on the size of the household. Volunteers guide the parents through St. Nick's Shoppe and assist with gift-wrapping.
To give back to the community which so generously supports this program, each family member participating in A Very Giving Christmas volunteers a set amount of time in the community. This volunteer time must be completed prior to visiting St. Nick's Shoppe.