Christmas is a great way to share the spirit of the season with everyone at the shelter. The Anchorage community is so generous to the people we serve all year but especially during the Holidays.

The most helpful way for you to donate to guests at Brother Francis Shelter is to give the items listed below, unwrapped, in a gift bag or box. Volunteers will sort the items and make gift packages to hand out to our guests the week preceding Christmas. You can help by giving needed gifts, including:

  • Shirts, jackets, hats, gloves, hand warmers, socks (all sizes for both men & women)
  • Candy, granola bars, nuts, gum, mints, small drink mixes
  • Notebooks, pens/pencils, small games, decks of cards
  • Comb, toothbrush, soap, razor, shampoo, nail clippers, lip balm, tissues, alcohol-free hand sanitizer

Drop-off Location

Brother Francis Shelter
1021 E. 3rd Avenue, 99501

Instructions

Donations can be dropped off between 9:00AM and 8:00PM. Please give items unwrapped, in a gift bag or box.

Christmas Gifts Deadline

Drop-off by Monday, December 16

Help Us Wrap Gifts

Would you like to help wrap the gifts? Sort the items and make gift packages to hand out to our guests the week preceding Christmas. Join us December 19, 20, 23, 24 between 11:00AM and 5:00PM. Please bring scissors if you have them, and wrapping paper is appreciated but not needed.

Contact Us

Call 277-1731 with any questions.