Give our clients the gift of choice by donating gift cards. Many of our families lack the extra money to go out and purchase what their loved ones really want for Christmas. You can give them the freedom of choice by donating gift cards from one of our many retailers such as Target, Fred Meyer, Walmart, etc. You can drop off gift cards at the main office at 3710 E. 20th Avenue, anytime between 9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Thank you for your generosity and support! Please contact Rachel Watters with any questions at or 222-7335.



Giving Holiday Gifts to Brother Francis Shelter

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 too!

See Our List For Holiday Giving at Brother Francis Shelter



Giving Holiday Gifts to Clare House

The best way you can give to the families staying at Clare House is by selecting from the items below. Add these items to a clear plastic tote so that when the moms and kids transition out of the shelter, they will have a convenient and organized way to carry the gifts. Totes can be dropped off directly to Clare House at 4110 Spenard Road, Anchorage. Thank You!

See Our List For Holiday Giving at Clare House

Give the gift of economic opportunity this Christmas through RAIS!

Support a Refugee Farmer! You can help build the newest urban farm in Anchorage and assist a refugee family at the same time. The Mountain View Urban Farm will give refugees access to land and the opportunity to start their own small farm businesses. Your donation will help purchase soil for the grand opening Spring 2018 and ultimately increase food security and economic self-sufficiency in the Anchorage refugee community. Please Contact Devin Williams at with any questions.

Support a Farmer Today


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Helping Holidays families are all sponsored!

Thank you so much for signing-up to sponsor all of the families through Helping Holidays. Your participation will ensure an amazing Christmas for families in need!

For groups who have sponsored a family, here are a few guidelines:

Gifts wrapped will be appreciated but it’s not required. Please label ALL gifts with the family letter assigned. Gifts can be dropped off starting Friday, December 1, to Friday, December 15, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

You can drop-off gifts at:
Catholic Social Services
3710 E. 20th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99508

Feel free to contact Community Engagement Manager Rachel Watters with any questions or concerns at or 222-7335.


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