Christmas Stocking Fund

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The Christ Child Society of Pasadena invites its members to contribute money annually to the Christmas Stocking Fund. On-line donation options are on our “Donate” page, (see the top menu,) and you should have received a solicitation via mail. If you can, please contribute by November 20, 2016.  This benefits low-income families that would otherwise be unable to purchase Christmas gifts for their young children.

Your generous contribution allows Christ Child Society to enrich the lives of children in 18 parish schools.  The money typically goes to provide them with basic necessities.  One mother’s thank you note described how she purchased new bed sheets, socks, warm pajamas and a toy for each of her three children. She concluded, “God bless you all for loving and caring for me and my kids.”  Contributions are available at several levels.  Please join Mary Virginia Merrick in this celebration of the Christ Child’s coming, who shared these words about the first Christmas gifts given by the women who would become the first Christ Child Society members: “Never can I forget how his eyes danced at the sight of the answer to his prayer…”

xmasstockingEach year, our Parish School principals submit the names of families in need.  We purchase Target gift cards with the funds raised by our letter appeal.  In December 2015, we raised over $18,000 through the Christmas Stocking Fund and we were able to serve 150 children in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.   We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our members!