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Adopt-a-Child Christmas Program

Thank you for your interest in helping a local child in need.
We love that so many of our community members are wanting to become involved
with our Adopt-a-Child program this year!

All of our tags are out in the community with various businesses and organizations.

Here is where you can find a waiting child:
Confection Connection, Owego
Scott Smith & Son, Owego
The Goat Boy, Owego
Bostwicks, Candor
Tioga Downs, Nichols
Chemung Canal Trust Company, Waverly and Owego branches
State Farm, Alexa Langeland Agency, Vestal
Nichols Fire Department, Nichols
Engelbert Farm Store, Nichols
South Apalachin Baptist Church, Apalachin
Shear Paradise, Owego
Thank you to all of the private organizations and families that are also participating!

We are so thrilled that these kids will have something special for Christmas this year and it’s all possible because of everyone’s support.

Please call Michelle with any questions: 607-272-5062 ext. 311

Currently, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services is conducting a major development project on the block of our Ithaca Office. We will remain open, and we will be staying at our current location.

The free clothing closets at our Ithaca and Nichols offices are open.

Due to space limitations and limited volunteer hours:

We are not accepting any donations of clothing at our Ithaca office.

We are accepting one big bag of clean clothing per family per month at our Nichols office.

Nichols hours of operation for food pantry and Diane’s Boutique, which distributes free clothing and other goods
Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am – 11:45am and 1:00pm – 2:45pm

Ithaca hours of operation for free clothing closet:
Tuesday-Friday from 1:00pm-3:30pm

Only one family will be permitted in at a time into the pantry and clothing closet.  All visitors will be required to wear face masks and to undergo a temperature check and answer a COVID-19 questionnaire.

If you work for a social service agency, kindly make this clear to your participants when making referrals.  Our phone number for both offices is 607-272-5062.

People who are struggling still need your solidarity.  We hope and trust that you will continue to stand with our neighbors in need.  Thank you for being part of Catholic Charities!

Prudence, care and love will get us through this together.