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Christmas Basket and Holiday Celebration

xmas_007Each year, hundreds of local children go through the holiday season without a gift to unwrap or experiencing the joy of a holiday celebration.

xmas_025 CITC’s annual Christmas Basket program provides gift cards to low-income families to purchase holiday presents for their children, and offers a Family Holiday Celebration featuring games, crafts, cultural activities, photos with Santa and refreshments.

Thanks to generous donor support, more than 1,400 children participate in the Christmas Basket celebration each year.

Program Eligibility

Gift cards are provided to active CITC participants with children under the age of 18 years old who reside in the household. CITC participants are encouraged to contact their caseworker to learn of eligibility requirements and how to sign up for the 2015 Christmas Basket program. Happy holidays!

Help Brighten a Child’s Holiday

You can help brighten the holidays for a needy family this year through a financial gift to the Christmas Basket program. 100% of your gift will go directly to assist local needy families, and donations of all amounts are welcome and greatly appreciated.

  • Your $25 donation provides a low-income child with a $25 gift card.
  • Your $100 donation provides a low-income family with four children $25 gift cards.

Donate Now

CITC accepts donations to support this special cause throughout the year. For more information, please contact Kelly Hurd at 793-3272 or