Lacy de la Garza | Email: | Phone: 469-801-8134

July 2022

Merry Christmas!  Yes, it’s Christmas in July!  

Hello, I’m Lacy de la Garza, the Director of Parish and Community Relations at Catholic Charities Dallas.  Every year, Catholic Charities, and our women’s auxiliary group, the Angels of Charity, collect and distribute thousands of gifts for our clients and their children.  It is now time for us to begin asking for parish sponsorships to help provide these gifts.   

In 2021, we distributed over 4,000 gifts to over 600 families in the Dallas area. We are grateful to all of the parishes who participate each year, and we are hoping for your continued support.  

For new parishes, sponsoring a family can be done in two ways.  We are always happy to accept financial donations and our talented Angels of Charity members will purchase the requested gifts for each family.  You can also choose to shop yourselves, and we can send out specific family details in late October.  Gifts would be brought to CCD in November, and we provide all of the labels and wrapping!

  • One gift = $35
  • One child = $70
  • One family of four = $210
  • One family of five = $280 

Save the date to volunteer with us as well!  We have an amazing drive-through distribution scheduled for Saturday, December 10. Volunteers are needed to distribute the gifts but also to sort and organize the gifts in the days leading up to the distribution. Parishioner help would be welcome. Contact our volunteer office for more information, at

It is an amazing experience to bring Christmas cheer to nearly 3,000 individuals.  If you’re interested in joining us in this effort, contact Parish Relations Program Manager, Devyn Buschow at  

It may be 100 degrees now, but Santa starts early!