The Diocese of Des Moines
Give the Gift of HOPE this Christmas
December 21, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Still wondering what to give that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list?


How about a gift that is impossible to wrap-- a Gift of Hope.


By making a gift to Catholic Charities in a loved one’s name this Christmas, you will provide essential services for our friends and neighbors who are struggling. Food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, counseling and support to return to self-sufficiency are gifts that we can all feel good about giving and receiving.

Here are just a few of the many ways your gift will keep on giving long after it is opened:

  • $25 provides a family of four with a five-day emergency food box
  • $38 provides one night of shelter at our emergency homeless shelter for families
  • $72 provides a one-month bus pass for a refugee mother and her child during the cold winter months
  • $100 provides emergency rental assistance for a family struggling to buy medicine or pay rent
  • $500 provides rental assistance for a refugee family from a war-torn country coming to the US to start a new life

To give a Gift of Hope this Christmas:
1 .Click here for a remittance stub to mail in with your donation or click here to donate online today.
2. ANNOUNCE YOUR GIFT by using a Gift of Hope tribute card to tell of your gift. Tuck a card in your own special card or wrap one up in a box.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Catholic Charities! Save to


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