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Catholic Charities Christ House Christmas Dinner Boxes and More! UPDATED INFORMATION

During these days of COVID, the needs of our community are great. In the spirit of Christmas, please consider supporting those who are struggling. You can choose one or more of the giving options below as ways to truly live the Beatitudes. What better way to honor the Christ child than to care for our brothers and sisters!

Christmas Dinner Boxes – UPDATED

Due to the lack of inventory on Amazon, we have added another option to purchase boxes online through Target.  See the link below.  Please note that some items require two items when purchasing the box.  Boxes will be shipped to the Cathedral and we will transport to Christ House in Alexandria.

LINK to TARGET to Purchase Christmas Meal Boxes 

Last year, the parishioners and members of our school community were able to provide 256 Christmas food boxes to Christ House.  This year our goal is 300 dinner boxes.  This year we will not be  able to collect them here, Christ House would prefer if we ship the boxes via Amazon to their location.  Thereby, reducing the number of people touching the boxes and reducing the risk of spreading COVID.   In order to accomplish this task, Catholic Charites has set up a wish list on Amazon.

Here’s how to order a Christmas Meal Box on Amazon:

  1. Use this link to go to the Amazon Wish List https://a.co/ilJVIyH
  2. Place individual items in your cart – the list of items request is listed below (please note if 1 or 2 quantities are requested). If an item is unavailable, you may select a similar item to replace it.
  3. Review the items against the list to the left and, if correct, proceed to checkout.
  4. Make sure that you click the Deliver to this address button under “Christ House c/o Sr. Aniliza Juan” when selecting shipping option.
  5. If you would like to order more than one box please repeat the preceding steps.

Once the boxes arrive at Christ House, Catholic Charities will add a Ham or Fresh Whole Chicken.

Presents for Christ House Residents

Christ House not only provides food for the needy but also serves as transitional housing for 12 men getting back on their feet after being homeless.   These men will be celebrating Christmas at Christ House and what a blessing it would be for them to receive a gift on Christmas.

Here’s how to order a Gift for a Resident of Christ House:

  1. Use this link to go to the Wish List https://a.co/aTEFtP7
  2. Place items in your cart and select quantity.
  3. Proceed to check out.
  4. Make sure that you click the Deliver to this address button under “Christ House c/o Sr. Aniliza Juan” when selecting shipping option.

Presents for Guests of Christ House on Christmas Day 

On Christmas Day, Christ House provides Christmas dinner for the needy in our community.  These individuals and families share a meal prepared by volunteers at Christ House.  It would be blessing for them to receive a small gift on Christmas.

Here’s how to order a Gift for Guests of Christ House on Christmas Day:

  1. Use this link to go to the Wish List https://a.co/aTEFtP7
  2. Place items in your cart and select quantity.
  3. Proceed to check out.
  4. Make sure that you click the Deliver to this address button under “Christ House c/o Sr. Aniliza Juan” when selecting shipping option.

Other Ways to Give

Through Faith Direct
If you choose not to purchase through Amazon, you can donate the value of one box ($40.00), 1/2 box ($20.00) or 1/4 box ($10.00) or a gift for a resident or dinner guest of Christ House through this link to Faith Direct.

Check or Cash Donation
You may also send a check to the rectory payable to the Cathedral of St. Thomas More with Christmas Dinner Boxes and More in the memo.

If you have any questions, please email:

Mrs. Quaadman 

Thank you for your support and generosity.