Gem State Roundup

CATCH nonprofit seeking sponsors for Christmas gift program

By: - November 9, 2021 4:00 am
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CATCH housed 150 families who were experiencing homelessness in 2021, which costs $7,500 for each family under the rapid rehousing program. (Courtesy of CATCH)

Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, a local nonprofit aimed at housing Idaho families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley, is asking for sponsors to purchase Christmas presents for families in its annual gift-giving program, according to a press release.

Sponsors are matched with each family based on the size and needs of the family and the requests of the sponsors. Family wish lists will be provided to sponsors by Nov. 15.

Sponsors can drop off gifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from Dec. 1-15 at First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St. in Boise. Depending on the family and sponsor’s comfort level, gifts may be delivered directly to clients with the help of a CATCH staff member.

“Many CATCH clients recently moved into a home and are working toward financial independence – all while trying to provide a special Christmas for their children,” CATCH Executive Director Stephanie Day said in the release. “Through the Christmas Sponsorship program, donors are matched with CATCH families and have the opportunity to sponsor their Christmas wish lists.”

To participate in the CATCH Christmas Sponsorship program, complete this brief form. For information, contact CATCH Business Support Specialist Renee Rohman by email at [email protected]

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.