Season of Giving


Opportunities for sharing God’s mercy through Catholic Charities of Central Florida:

Cards for Caring – Gift-cards from Publix, Wal-Mart, Target, gas stations or grocery stores help families purchase food, clothing, medications and other basic needs. During the Christmas season, these cards are also a gift to parents who wouldn’t otherwise be able to purchase their child’s most wished for gift. For more information, contact: or 407-246-4823.


Food Donations – meat (tuna, chicken, etc.), soups (beef stew, chicken noodle, etc.), veggies (green beans, corn, etc.), fruit (peaches, pears, etc.), pasta (whole wheat), rice and beans, dry cereal, shelf stable milk, peanut butter. For more information, contact: or 407-246-4823. For large group donations, contact your local pantry to schedule a donation pickup.


Christmas Toy Drive – Toys for children of all ages bring the joy of the Christmas season to children served in our programs. Most needed items are: footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, dolls, action figures, legos, reading books for children of all ages, coloring books and crayons, board games.  For more information, contact: or 407-246-4823.


Personal Care Items – Personal care items help offer dignity to families who are served by our programs that prevent homelessness. They also help offer dignity to the homeless men and women who are cared for at  Pathways to Care. Most needed items are: pajamas, slippers, jeans (new or gently used), sweat shirts (M, L, XL), men’s underwear (M, L, XL), men’s undershirts (L), women’s underwear (6,7,8), flip-flops (M,L, XL), gym shoes, wash cloths, hair brushes, feminine hygiene products, manicure sets with nail clippers, water bottles, travel mugs, reading glasses. For more information, contact: or 407-246-4823.


Health and Exercise Equipment – Donations such as yoga mats, a blood pressure cuff and digital scale help encourage men and women over 55 at our Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors to stay active and healthy year-round. For additional donation needs and more information, contact: or 863-687-2988.