Toy Drive Underway by Catholic Charities to Brighten Christmas for its Clients

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is collecting toys that will be distributed to clients served by its various ministries and social service programs. The Toy Drive will be held through Tuesday, December 6. The toys will distributed close to Christmas to children whose parents are clients of Catholic Charities’ Hunger, Homeless and Outreach Program, Birthline/Lifeline Program, and Immigration Legal Services and Refugee Resettlement Program.


Toys, books and games are needed for children ages newborn to age 14 and may be dropped off at one of four office locations of Catholic Charities as well as one of the diocese’s Catholic Churches located in southern Palm Beach County. Those Toy Drive Drop-Off locations are:


  1. Catholic Charities St. Francis Center, 100 W. 20th Street, Riviera Beach. Toys may be dropped off 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Catholic Charities Counseling Office (located on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church), 1300 S.E. 10th Street, Stuart. Toys may be dropped off 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  3. Pastoral Center of the Diocese, 9995 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Toys may be dropped off 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  4. Catholic Charities St. Mary Center Pahokee, 1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee. Toys may be dropped off 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  5. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Toys may be dropped off at the parish office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and on Tuesday & Wednesday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Teenagers from some of the Religious Education Programs and the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Palm Beach are also involved in the Catholic Charities Toy Drive. Students have volunteered to wrap the donated gifts. One Confirmation Class purchased and wrapped the presents that will be given to the children at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center, a long-term transitional residential facility for homeless families in Indian River County.


The teen volunteers may have their hands busy wrapping more gifts than they expected as Catholic Charities is one of three Palm Beach County agencies that will benefit from the Palm Beach Daily News’ 2016 Holiday Toy Drive. Volunteers will also wrap those gifts.


To volunteer or for more information contact Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator Deanna Herbst at 561-360-3322 or via email at or visit the website at


For more information on the ministries that will be served by the Toy Drive or to learn more about the programs provided by Catholic Charities, please visit


About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 12 social services and ministries throughout 13 locations in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and homeless. Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Visit



About the Diocese of Palm Beach

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools. Visit



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