Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities Oklahoma City are partnering to bring A Very Giving Christmas, a Christmas store, for local families in need, December 16-20, 2015.
The store, St. Nick’s Shoppe, will be located at Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Classen Boulevard, directly across the street from Sunbeam Family Services. Individuals selected through Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities will have the opportunity to shop for new items for their families at no cost. Donors and volunteers will create a warm shopping experience and extend the season’s joy and excitement to more than 500 families, families who otherwise would not be able buy presents for their children.
“We are thrilled to be partnering alongside Catholic Charities to provide hundreds of Oklahoma City families a holiday season filled with joy, lightening the financial burden often placed on them during the gift-giving season,” said Jim Priest, CEO of Sunbeam Family Services. “We can accomplish so much more when we work together as a community, and we’re thankful for the support of our volunteers and donors who will make St. Nick’s Shoppe come to life.”
Patrick J. Raglow, Catholic Charities Executive Director said, “Our partnership with Sunbeam Family Services reflects the partnership we foster among our donors, volunteers and clients. A Very Giving Christmas is about relationship and participating fully in the spirit of the season. Working with Sunbeam Family Services expands the impact and reach of this program across the board. It’s a great partnership for a great cause.”
The community can help by stocking the store by making a donation or by purchasing new gift items for children of all ages and their parents and delivering them unwrapped and with tags attached to Catholic Charities December 6-8. Visit the wish list at or call 405.609.8994.
Volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and groups are also available and will include decorating St. Nick’s Shoppe, greeting families, helping families select their gifts or wrapping gifts. Visit to sign up to volunteer, or call 405.609.1755.