Christmas Stocking Fund


Each year the Christ Child Society of Pasadena invites its members to contribute money to the Christmas Stocking Fund. Members donate at different levels and the money raised is used to purchase $75 gift cards for each child in the families who need financial help in our parish schools.

These generous donations allow our Christ Child Society to enrich the lives of children in 18 parish schools and organizations.  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.”

Christmas stocking fundraiserEach year, our Parish School principals submit the names of families in need.  For the Christmas Stocking Project we purchase Target gift cards with the funds raised by our letter appeal.  In December 2023, we gave 177 children gift cards valued at $75 for a total of $13,275.00. Through the generosity of our donors we were able to serve all requests made by the schools and organizations in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles county. We are most grateful that our members stepped up as their donations provided families with the resources not only for toys but also necessities for their children.