Join with us this Advent season in giving generously to our community and celebrating Central Catholic's commitment to being people for others.
There are many ways that you can help, from donating items to volunteering your time. Students can earn service hours for donating or volunteering. Families and alumni can also donate or volunteer and get in the spirit of the season.
Click the links below to sign up to donate specific supplies that will benefit local nonprofit organizations.
Week of Giving
This year Catholic Charities is asking for UNWRAPPED gifts for different age groups.
If you need gift ideas they have created an Amazon Wish List for suggestions. Below is a list of ideas by age range:
Ages 1-3: soft plush toys, building blocks, musical toys, activity gyms, playset (e.g. farm set)
Ages 3-4: Remote control cars, action figures/dolls, board games, alphabet puzzles
Ages 4-5: Barbies, art supplies, LEGO sets, outdoor play equipment (balls, gloves, frisbees), magnetic building blocks
Ages 5-8: craft kits, board games, building sets, remote control cars, science experiment kits
Ages 9-12: Art supplies, board games, DIY crafts (eg. friendship bracelets), remote control drone, walkie-talkie
Ages 13-18: Gift Cards (Amazon, Target, etc.)
There will be drop off bins on December 6-8 in the mornings (outside the chapel & in the gym lobby). You may also drop off your gifts curbside after school on the 6th or 7th. Catholic Charities will come to CC on the 8th @ lunch to pick up the gifts.
We are collecting clean, gently used or new adult coats and warm sweatshirts for the people who are served by St. Andre Bessette.
Note: They are in particular need for men's coats.
Please use the sign up to let us know you will be participating in Monday's drive thru collection. We welcome any number of adult coats and/or sweatshirts that you wish to donate, and we thank you for your generosity.Sign up HERE to confirm the number of new or gently-used coats or warm sweatshirts you will donate.
We are collecting non-perishable food items in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Conferences that serve local families experiencing food scarcity.
Sign Up to donate newly purchased, bulk food items to help these families. Be sure to use the quantity field next to each item to indicate how many cans/boxes of that item you will donate.
Curbside collection of your donated foods will be on Tuesday, December 12, from 7:30-8:00am. in front of the school at the front entrance or the gym lobby.
From 2:30-6:00pm you may drop off your donations on the curbside of SE 24 Ave in front of the cafeteria.
We are collecting new or gently used, CLEAN blankets for the people who are served by St. Andre Bessette.
Please use the sign up to let us know you will be participating in Wednesday's drive thru collection. We welcome any number of blankets that you wish to donate, and we thank you for your generosity.Sign up HERE to confirm the number of new or gently-used blankets you will donate.
We are collecting adult socks, shoes, and boots in partnership with the Blanchet House.
Socks must be NEW and in a package of 3 or more pairs. Shoes and boots may be either gently used or new.
Please use the sign up to let us know you will be participating in Thursday's drive thru collection. We welcome any number of packages of socks or shoes/boots that you wish to donate, and we thank you for your generosity.Sign up HERE to confirm the number of new socks or new or gently-used shoes or boots you will donate.
All of your gifts this year will support St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church, Blanchet House, and the St. Vincent DePaul conferences at many of our Catholic School Parishes throughout the Portland area.
With the exception of Giving Tree gifts, which must be dropped Wednesday-Friday, December 6-8, YES, you can drop off multiple items at the curbside times noted above. ALL FOOD DONATIONS must be received by Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
Yes! There are class competition bins that are located inside of the main (freshmen and sophomores) and gym (juniors and seniors) entrances.
If donations are made curbside, students will receive a slip of paper confirming their donation. Students may report their hours by completing and submitting a CSR (Christian Service Report) that can be accessed through the homepage of their Christian Service Course on Canvas. Service credit is given after a CSR is received.