Serving the following Big Bend counties : Gadsden | Jefferson | Leon | Madison | Wakulla



Christmas Connection tries to fulfill the wishes and some of the basic needs of hundreds of needy families in Northwest Florida each holiday season. We want to deliver toys for their children, food for their table and a little joy to their homes. Christmas Connection is an initiative of Catholic Charities, but it serves families of all religions, races, and ethnic backgrounds. From 25 families in Tallahassee to 800 families in five Big Bend counties: That is the amazing history and growth of the Christmas Connection. In 1979, Christmas Connection began as an effort to help 25 needy families have a happier holiday. The response was overwhelming. Over the years, the Christmas Connection has exploded to a massive volunteer effort that now helps 600 to 800 families in an five-county region each year.



A gift of your time is a very valuable gift. Christmas Connection depends on our volunteers to make the this program a success. There is a job for every age and every person, and we are grateful to each one of the volunteers who make the Christmas "Connection" possible. 

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  • Christmas Center Donation Center OPENS on Monday 11/30/15  2 p.m.
  • Youth Day at Christmas Connection:  Saturday, 12/5/2015
  • Goal:  To deliver all between Tuesday December 15th and Sunday December 20th
  • Agency Clearinghouse Day: Monday, 12/21/2015



You can help to make the holidays brighter for a family in the Big Bend area. A contribution of money, or a donation of food, clothing, or toys can make a very big difference to someone in our community. Please donate today.

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Site Location

Our warehouse site is located at 2415 N. Monroe St. The Centre of Tallahassee (formerly the Tallahassee Mall)
Financial Donations can be mailed to Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida PO Box 20165
Tallahassee, FL 32316

Please also note that non-perishable food donations can be dropped off Tuesday - Thursday at
Catholic Charities
1380 Blountstown Hwy
Tallahassee, FL 32304


Adopt a Family

If you are interested in adopting a family, we will do our best to meet any wishes that you have regarding size of family and location of family. If you wish, you may even deliver your gifts to your adopted family to see the smiles that you bring them when you make your Christmas Connection.

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  • Gift Cards
  • Baby food (all stages) and formula
  • Baby items
  • Disposable diapers (infant/adult)
  • Heaters (electric/space)
  • Blankets
  • NEW coats, hats, and gloves
  • NEW clothing
  • NEW teen clothing
  • NEW Extra large size clothing
  • Teen gifts (headsets, certificates for movies, games, fast food, skating, etc).
  • Toiletries and household items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, cleaning supplies, paper goods,detergent, etc).
  • Non-perishable foods especially protein foods (canned meats, tuna, peanut butter)


Serving the following Big Bend counties : Gadsden | Jefferson | Leon | Madison | Wakulla