Be the hope this holiday season
Make this holiday season a Season of Hope in Action with Catholic Charities! Your donations, volunteerism and advocacy are powerful. They fuel the mission of Catholic Charities and provide life-saving service and hope to our most vulnerable neighbors.
Watch the Evening of Hope in Action
The Evening of Hope in Action is a powerful evening of connection and inspiration in a half hour virtual format. The spirit of our annual Saint Nicholas Dinner has inspired a creative new approach that will allow more friends to join us for the premiere of a pre-recorded video that will feature Catholic Charities staff, programs and community partners. This virtual event will serve as a kick-off for the following weeks of Season of Hope in Action engagement opportunities.
Calendar of Events
Find an event to celebrate the Season of Hope
We invite you to participate in an array of fun, safe and meaningful actions that bring hope to life through the mission of Catholic Charites.
Evening of Hope in Action
Join thousands of friends and neighbors to kick-off the holiday season. More
Virtual Field Trips
Check our facebook page for live behind the scenes look at programs and operations More
An Advent Call for Anti-Racism
What does the “season of giving” mean in terms of social action? More
Farewell to Tim Marx. on Zoom
After a decade of leadership, help celebrate Tim Marx as he transitions out of his role as President and CEO More
Homeless Memorial March
Every year, advocates for the homeless attempt to honor all those experiencing homeless who died that year. More
Add those most in need to your holiday shopping list. More
What Hope in Action looks like
We can’t do this without community support. Our staff, volunteers and partners are helping keep the most vulnerable among us safe and healthy. See for yourself.
Mission Impact PARTNERS
Our work would not be possible without dedicated partners, volunteers and donors. Special thanks to our Hope in Action Campaign partners.
Friends of Catholic Charities
BMO Harris Bank
Carl Bolander & Sons
The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
Corporation for Supportive Housing
ebersoldt + associates
Ernst & Young
James and Judith Flaherty
Jonathan and Emily Van Wyck
M Health Fairview
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA
Mairs and Power
Margaret A. George
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Merchant & Gould
Minnesota Public Radio
Nicholas J. Alfano
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
T2 Commercial Cleaning
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Wellington Management, Inc.
- Will there be a Saint Nicholas Dinner this year?
As you can imagine, the current circumstances require us to forgo our annual Saint Nicholas Dinner this year, typically an in-person event that draws 1,000+ guests. The support we received at the Saint Nicholas Dinner was crucial to our ability to serve those most in need. The Hope in Action Campaign will be a great, visible alternative to show your support for Catholic Charities and engage in our mission to serve those most in need.
- What is the Evening of Hope in Action and how do I participate?
Evening of Hope in Action will be a powerful evening of connection and inspiration in a virtual format. The spirit of our annual Saint Nicholas Dinner has inspired a creative new approach that will allow thousands more friends to join us for the premiere of a pre-recorded, produced video that will go live here on our Hope in Action website at 7pm on December 3rd, 2020. This video will feature Catholic Charities staff and programs and will serve as a “kick-off” for the following weeks of Season of Hope in Action engagement opportunities.
To watch the YouTube premiere on your smart TV, open your YouTube app on your TV and search cctwincities. “The Evening of Hope in Action” video should appear in your results.
- Will I be on camera during the Evening of Hope in Action?
No – this is not a Zoom event! As a guest, you get to settle in wherever you are most comfortable – in sweats or full festive attire – and watch this half hour program.
- Is there a way to safely host a viewing party?
Your safety is our top priority – that’s why we’ve gone virtual this year! One great way to host a virtual viewing party is to share the event information with a group of your friends and family. Let them know you’ll be watching and invite them to join you from the comfort of their homes. Some people are even planning to host a “Zoom happy hour” just before the 7:00 p.m. start of our program so they can connect and socialize before settling in for the program.
- What if I miss the live premiere on Thursday, December 3rd?
There’s something so special about thousands of guests all watching this program at the same time, together. However, the silver lining of a virtual format is the opportunity for more people to participate! The Evening of Hope in Action program will be accessible online after December 3rd.
- How can I help spread the word about the Season of Hope in Action?
Hope is powerful, and so are you. You can use your voice to encourage your network of friends, family and colleagues to join you in caring for our most vulnerable neighbors during this Season of Hope in Action. To help you get creative in spreading the word, we’ve created special resources
- What is the Season of Hope in Action?
Hope is a powerful force; but hope alone will not feed, shelter and support those most in need. The ACTIONS of generous individuals, families and communities are what bring hope to life through the mission of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The 2020 Hope in Action Campaign will be a month-long opportunity to support our community’s most vulnerable neighbors. This campaign is an opportunity for us to work together to raise funds and awareness for Catholic Charities’ work. It will span the heart of the holiday season (late November – December 2020) and will feature storytelling moments, “thank yous” for our partners and a firsthand look at some of our programs and mission – an opportunity to see Hope in Action.
2020 has been one of the most difficult years any of us can recall. COVID-19, civil unrest, inequity and economic uncertainty have changed our world in ways we never expected. Amid these historic challenges, Catholic Charities continues to what we do best: serving, helping and providing HOPE for those most need. HOPE in a warm, nutritious meal. HOPE in finding employment and health care. HOPE in a safe place to sleep and live. HOPE in the voices of neighbors advocating for justice. When the actions of generous individuals, families and organizations combine with the hope of this holiday season, there is no limit to the impact we can have.
When the actions of generous individuals, families and organizations combine with the hope of this holiday season, there is no limit to the impact we can have.