Immigrants And Refugees

St. Nicholas Project

“This is all about family. This is all about Giving.
This is all about love.”

-Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan



Individuals served

10 counties

Supported by 30 of our agencies


Donors and volunteers

About the St. Nicholas Project

The St. Nicholas Project is a year-round initiative to help the most vulnerable in New York City and neighboring communities by providing support to individuals and families through donations of essential items and connecting them to much needed services. In addition to providing food, emergency cash assistance, and case management support throughout the year, we distribute winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, blankets, and more to those who otherwise would go without during the cold winter months.


Join us in making the holiday season brighter for these New York families during Christmas! With your help, each year Catholic Charities provides families with basic winter essentials.

How to Get Involved 

Adopt families from one to eight members. Complete the form and we’ll match you with a family. A description of their needs will be sent to you. Then, shop for your family and drop your gifts at our location near you. Our volunteers will deliver the gifts. No time to shop? You can still help by making a monetary donation.

Help Make a Difference in the Lives of New Yorkers

With the St. Nicholas Shopping Day on December 3rd, our application process for the 2022 season is now closed.

Because of your help and generosity, we provided warm winter clothing to over 5,000 people, from New York City to the Hudson Valley.
We encourage you to register with our volunteer program to keep up-to-date on the 2023 season and other volunteer opportunities.

Please Click on the Button Below to contribute to the success of the 2023 season.