This Holiday season, there are many ways to support our neighbors in need, such as donating to program-specific Wish Lists, supporting local families, and volunteering your time.

Ways to Help

Donate to one of our programs

Father hugging his daughter outside in the cold

Winter in Alaska can be harsh, your support is a beacon of light and hope. Your gift goes toward providing a family with food for their Christmas meal, helping house those experiencing homelessness, making sure our guests have a good night’s sleep at Brother Francis Shelter, making sure a new arrival refugee family feels welcomed upon arriving in Anchorage, offering care and resources to clients staying at Complex Care, or providing a warm, inviting space for mothers and children at Clare House. If you have any questions about your donation, email Molly Cornish at mcornish@cssalaska.org.

Make a Gift

Donate new Coats for guests at Brother Francis Shelter

We’re looking for warm, new coats for our BFS guests! Donate new jackets, hoodies, socks, gloves, and headphones for guests to open on Christmas Day. Drop off at our Main Center at 3710 E 20th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99508. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Donate Christmas gifts for Complex Care guests

We’re looking for Christmas gifts to share with guests at Complex Care. Please drop off your donation at the Main Center at 3710 E 20th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99508. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Donate gift cards for clients

Everyone loves Christmas shopping. Your donation of a gift card will give clients the special gift of shopping for their family and picking out that perfect Holiday gift. Gift cards can be to Target, Fred Meyer, or Walmart. You can mail in or drop off gift cards to our Main Center at 3710 E 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508. If you are mailing gift cards, please mark them “Attn: Kelly Mullin.”

Helping Holidays

Helping Holidays connects the Anchorage community to Catholic Social Services clients currently working with our case managers. This program helps provide gifts for families in need and share the joy of the holidays. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Support a family through Helping Holidays

Donate items from our Holiday Wish List

Visit the CSS Holiday Wish List to see what our programs are currently in need of. These can be dropped off at our Main Center at 3710 E 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

View our Holiday Wish Lists

Host a donation drive

Would your organization like to host a food drive, coat drive, sock drive, or toy drive? Please fill out our donation drive form and let us know if you would like a donation bin. If you have any questions or for more information, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Host a donation drive

Give a Gift In-kind

Each program at Catholic Social Services has an Amazon Wishlist with its most needed items during the holiday season. These items can be delivered to our Main Center at 3710 E 20th Ave or can be shipped directly to us from Amazon.

See Our Amazon Wishlists

Knit to knock out homelessness

Do you love to knit? Lots of yarn and looking to put it to good use? We can use hats, scarves, mittens for our guests and clients. Knitted winter gear can be dropped off at our Main Center. Email Kelly with questions at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Volunteer

We have several volunteer opportunities during the Holidays, and year-round. Donate your time to help bring holiday cheer to your neighbors this year. If you have any questions, contact Kelly Mullin at kmullin@cssalaska.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities