Holiday Opportunities

Thank you for giving your time and talents to help those in need. With your help, thousands of families in need will be served this holiday season with coats to keep them warm, gifts for the children, and meals for the holiday.  

For more information on how to volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul this holiday season, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rachel Nartker, at or 513-562-8841, ext. 211. 

Coat Drive

Coat Drive 2016

Keep a family in need warm this winter by supporting our annual coat drive! With convenient drop off locations across the Tri-State at Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches, Valetone and Your Cleaners locations, and local fire stations, WLWT, Warm 98.5, and St. Vincent de Paul are teaming up to make it easy to make a difference.

Donate new or gently used coats, hats, gloves & scarves at any of the city-wide drop off locations. Click here for a full list of locations.

Volunteers are needed to help sort coats starting now and leading up to our distribution events. You can also volunteer on the day of distributions to help local families receive their warm winter coats.

Food From The Heart

You can feed families in need by dropping non-perishable food items in the ‘Food From the Heart’ donation barrels located at all Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Kroger locations in partnership with FOX19 NOW. The items collected will be distributed to families in need by St. Vincent de Paul volunteers in neighborhoods across the Tri-State throughout the holiday season. 

You can also help by volunteering at either of our community holiday food distributions. Volunteers will put together food bags, help with check-in, distribute warm drinks to those waiting in line, and assist neighbors in need with their food items.

Christmas Together 

You can grant a family's Christmas wishes this holiday season through the Christmas Together program. 

All year, our volunteers and staff serve people who can barely afford the basic necessities. For these families, providing holiday gifts and a celebratory meal is simply impossible. You can make a family's Christmas wishes come true by helping a family in need. Your gifts will be provided to local families in tremendous need this holiday season.

You will be matched with a family in need and given a Christmas wish list. After purchasing the gifts on the list, you will drop them off at St. Vincent de Paul or deliver them directly to the family you have been matched with. 

For more information or to sponsor a family, call 513-562-8841, ext. 272, or email

The Christmas Angel Toy Program

Angels are the guardians of hope and wonder, and keepers of magic and dreams.

Provide a special Christmas experience for a local family this holiday season! The Christmas Angels Toy program is a one-day event held at our St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center. Parents “shop” for gifts for their families while children are entertained with holiday crafts and activities. Volunteers are needed to shop with parents, stock gift tables, wrap presents, engage the children, and carry presents.

You can also become a Christmas Angel by donating new toys or a monetary gift to purchase toys for children who would otherwise be forgotten during the holidays. To make a financial gift click here or call 513-421-HOPE (4673).