Dear Friends

It’s nearly that time of year again! The holidays are a wonderful season of love and giving. What a privilege it is to make the youth in our care and their families’ celebrations just a little brighter. We couldn’t do it without you! Your past generosity has fueled our ability to help them especially this time of year – as well as helping them throughout the year.

We are writing to invite you to participate again in this year’s Holiday Giving Program with St. Mary’s. Whether it’s presents for children, daily necessities, or wrapping paper (we need lots of it!), everything you can give has a huge impact on others. This is a real people-to-people kind of giving.

Here are the various types of donating that you can choose:

  • Purchasing items on Residential House/Classroom Wish Lists
  • Purchasing items on Youth Wish Lists
  • Fulfilling tree tags
  • Purchasing items from our Holiday Wish List.

Please contact our own Santa’s elf, Ashley Stetson, Development Coordinator at or 401-353-3900 x 280 to let us know that you’d like to participate in this year’s Holiday Giving Program. She can provide you with additional information you may require.

Because of the pandemic, we will need to set up a specific date and time for your donation delivery. This is to ensure the health and safety of you, our staff, and our clients.

We know that many have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic so we ask because we have families in need but understand that everyone will make their own decision on their choice and ability to participate. Keep in mind that any donation, of any amount and type, will help others.

Thank you for your support, and we can’t wait to meet you during your day/time of delivery!

Vangy Auclair
Development Officer