Season of Sharing


Season of Sharing 2019:
Make Christmas brighter for our neighbors in need


Season of Sharing is our annual Christmas donation drive to provide gifts for children, families and seniors who are served through Catholic Charities programs.

Gift collection starts on November 1 at Catholic Charities, 2625 Zanker in San Jose, and distribution continues through mid-December.

Please consider supporting the program this year in the following ways:

  • Organize a gift-drive with your company, club, friends or parish.

  • Volunteer to help pick up donations at Santa Clara County locations or sort donations at Catholic Charities.

  • Make an individual donation of a store gift card (such as Target, Safeway, Kohl’s) and mail to Season of Sharing, c/o Emma Harris, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA, 95134.

To learn more about Season of Sharing, please contact Emma Harris, (408) 325-5250 or

Thank you!

Last year, thousands of gifts were collected and distributed to 1,800 families.  Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who donated items – including new toys, clothing, personal hygiene items and gift cards – last year. For many recipients, these donated items may have been their only gifts under the Christmas tree.

Season of Sharing 2018 Major Donors:

  • One Work Place

  • Church of the Ascension – Connect Group

  • St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

  • Ciari Plumbing & Heating

  • ACTenviro

  • Bellarmine College Preparatory Dad's Club

  • Lucy Benitaz


  • First Congregational Church of Palo Alto

  • Nini Pelio & Friends

  • Alice Pratte

  • St. Clare School

  • Santa Clara University - University Protocol and Events

  • Joe and Marcia Scheira

  • White Sierra

  • Xilinx