Help ‘Share the Spirit’ this holiday season

Catholic Charities’ Share the Spirit program matches families in need during the holiday season with individuals, families and organizations who wish to help them by providing gifts and grocery cards. Families of all sizes are available for “adoption.” Those who adopt a family receive a list of “wants” and “needs” for each household member. Donors are asked to spend about $70 per family member, which includes $60 for gifts and $10 for a grocery card.

To adopt a Share the Spirit family, visit and complete the online donor form by Monday, Nov. 29. Participants will receive information about their family via email. Gift-wrapped items are to be delivered to the Minnesota National Guard Armory (1710 Veteran’s Drive) in St. Cloud on Thursday, Dec. 16, during the hours of 7:30 to 10 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m.

For those who are not able to sponsor a household, online donations are also accepted through the website or by mail. Mail donations to Catholic Charities, 911 18th St. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303. To designate your mailed gift for Share the Spirit (or another specific purpose) print the information on your check.

Share the Spirit has a three-year lifetime limit for participation and families are limited to participating in one holiday program per season. For more information, contact Share the Spirit program coordinator Bambi Holloway at 320-229-4580 or


Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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