Christmas Sharing Tree

  • sharing tree  St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Sharing Tree — Ends December 12, 2021

    During Advent, our Sharing Tree is once again in action!

    Every family deserves the joy of the season without having to anguish between holiday cheer or a warm meal with a safe place to sleep.

    Our St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Sharing Tree Fund Drive supports local individuals and families in need during this holiday season.  

    COVID-19 again presents various challenges for volunteer groups who usually sort and distribute gifts. So, this year donations are focused on Target gift cards, Safeway gift cards, and/or cash donations in order to maintain health safety for volunteers and gift recipients.

    Please consider these suggested contributions and then click on the Online Donation link to enter the amount you would like to donate. As always, any size donation is MOST appreciated!

    Giving Suggestions

    towels Household Gifts $100

    target Target Gift Card $25

    samtrans    Bus Tickets $25


    puzzle Child's Gift $50

    Safeway    Safeway Gift Card $25

    To donate online:

    If you would like to donate money safely and easily to help St. Vincent de Paul purchase and provide Safeway gift cards, Target gift cards, and other items mentioned above for local families, Catherine Center, St. Francis of Assisi parishioners in East Palo Alto, and the Homeless Help Center, please follow the steps below:

    • Click Online Donation. This will take you to the parish's online giving page.
    • In the Donations section, scroll down to find the donation item titled Sharing Tree
    • In the Sharing Tree section, fill in your donation amount

    ($25, $50, $100, or any amount you can donate)

    • Click the Continue button at the bottom; this will take you to a page to enter your name and address, and credit card/debit card number
    • Click the Process button at the bottom of the screen.

    We also accept donations of cash, checks, or gift cards!

    Donating with Cash or Check

    Bring your cash donation, including checks made out to St. Vincent de Paul to the church office or mail it before December 12 to:

    St. Charles Church, 880 Tamarack Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070

    Please indicate your donation is for the Sharing Tree

    Donating Gift Cards

    Purchase Safeway and/or Target gift cards in $25 increments and either mail them to the address above or drop them off at the parish office before December 12.

    Please indicate your donation is for the Sharing Tree

    We are excited to spread Christmas cheer this year via safe gift card distribution! Gift cards will also allow families to personalize shopping for each child online, via curbside pickup, or in-store. Join us today and help us to provide gift cards for families in need.

    Thank you for your generosity and love of neighbor!

    Your St. Charles Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference