holiday giving

Presenting Sponsor
“Be An Angel”
Holiday Giving Campaign.

Holiday GivingSponsored by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the “Be An Angel” Holiday Giving Campaign is one of our largest donation drives of the year. During the drive, members of the community can pickup “Be An Angel” tags at Holiday Giving Trees at the Lansing Mall and Meridian Mall, or at participating store locations in the Eastwood Towne Center.

Each gift tag contains information on a specific item to be purchased and donated, which will go to the clients of St. Vincent Catholic Charities. In addition to the gift tags, options to “Adopt a Child,” or to “Adopt a Family” are available, which allow individuals or organizations to purchase specific items that are identified on the child’s or family’s wish list.  Below are additional ways to get involved with the Holiday Giving Campaign.

Adopt-A-Child & Adopt-A-Family

St. Vincent Catholic Charities annually serves hundreds of children and teenagers in the Greater Lansing Area.  At Christmas, the children and teens we serve participate in the Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Child/Teen program.  Each child/teen completes a Holiday Giving Wish List.  The Adopt-A-Family program includes the Wish Lists of a sibling group and a Wish List of a few items that benefit the entire household.  These lists are given to the individual, family, business or organization adopting the child or the teen.  The adopting group then purchases the gifts and delivers them to our campus.

STVCC is currently at capacity with all Adopt-A-Child and Adopt-A-Family requests. Due to this, STVCC is no longer accepting Adopt-A-Child and Adopt-A-Family requests for 2017. Please contact  Rhonda Abood at (517) 323-4734 Ext. 1205 or at for any questions.

Holiday Giving Volunteering

During the month of December, we will be in need of volunteers for a variety of roles, which include: packing and sorting donated gifts at the STVCC Children’s Home; identifying “Be An Angel” gift tags for each child’s wish list; stocking of Holiday Giving Trees with gift tags at the Meridian Mall, Lansing Mall, and Eastwood Towne center; and delivering donations from the malls to STVCC.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Rhonda Abood at (517) 323-4734 Ext. 1205 or at

Special Collections or Sponsor an Activity

Each year St. Vincent Catholic Charities is in need of household items to support the children and families we serve.  By signing on to do a special collection, you can collect much needed items and drop off to our agency.  Items needed at this time include:

  • Gift cards for recreational activities and outings  (Ex: Movie and bowling passes, restaurant gift cards in $5 to $20 increments, gift cards to area stores such as Meijer, Walmart and Target).
  • Art supplies
  • Basic household items (Ex: Pots and pans, silverware, dishes, pillows, twin and full size blankets and sheets).
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal hygiene products (Full-size products are preferred.  Examples of items include shampoo, toothpaste, soap, deodorant).

Specific lists will be provided based on your area of interest.  If you are interested in a special needs collection, please contact Outreach and Events Coordinator Rhonda Abood at (517) 323-4734 Ext. 1205 or at

By signing on to Sponsor an Activity, you provide support for specific activities for the children we serve. These include but are not limited to:

  • Dinner and a movie on Thanksgiving
  • Ice skating and dinner on Christmas Eve for children and staff
  • A birthday celebration at the Children’s Home
  • ‘Welcome Baskets’ for children who come into our care
  • Bathing suits and gym shorts for visits to the YMCA.

Holiday Giving Gift Drop Off Information

holiday giving

Lansing Mall donations will be collected near Campus Den.

Gifts can be dropped at the participating mall locations.  At Meridian Mall gifts will be collected at the drop box near LensCrafters, while a drop box will be located near Campus Den at the Lansing Mall.

Gifts can be dropped off before December 23 at the regular STVCC Donation Drop-off,  Monday through Friday between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The agency will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Saturday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 26. STVCC Donation Drop-off is located at the garage of the STVCC Service Center.

When dropping off your gifts, please remember the following:

  • Gifts should be unwrapped.
  • Attach the Angel Gift Tag securely to the gift.
  • Please do not remove price tag sticker on the gifts (we do not need the receipt).