SVDP Christmas Program

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Christmas may be a few months away, but our Christmas Program is in full-swing at the Society! We have several opportunities for you to serve and to give back during the holiday season.

Adopting a Family

Your family or business can make a difference this Christmas by adopting a family through the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Program. Hundreds of families in St. Joseph County sign up to receive Christmas food baskets as well as toys for children 12 and under. Without your help, these families might not have other gifts at Christmas.

When you adopt a family, you have the chance to connect with the family, shop with love for them, and meet them in person when you deliver Christmas to their home. (The estimated cost to provide Christmas dinner and toys/gifts for a family with two children is approximately $120.00.)

Volunteer for Christmas Sign-Ups

Again, Christmas sign-ups will run from October 26th to October 30th from 10am-2pm at our Crescent Avenue building. There are two shifts for volunteers: from 9:30am-12:30pm, or from 12pm-3pm. We are in critical need of Spanish translators during sign-ups as well. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Christmas Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for our Christmas program are Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th from 10am-2pm each day at 520 Crescent Avenue. If you are in need this Christmas season, you must bring the following documents in order to sign-up:

  • Photo ID is necessary for all adults in the home (18 or older)
  • Social Security Cards for all adults in the home
  • Proof of address needed for parent/custodial parent/guardian
  • Birth Certificate and Social Security Card needed for all children in the home (ages 0-17)
  • Custodial documents are required for all non-parent guardians

For more information about our Christmas Program, visit or contact Angela Leo through phone 574-234-6000 ext. 12110 or by email If you are interested in volunteering, contact Mary Eme through phone 574-234-6000 ext. 12108 or by email


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