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Gift of Love

The Gift of Love is a program to provide for needy individuals and families at Christmas time.

Gift of Love 2022!!

We will keep the format of the program the same this year due to safety concerns related to ongoing COVID.  It was a huge success last year with all the recipient families very grateful for your donations.
To eliminate the need for social gatherings/interaction, there will be no presents this year. Rather than have the sponsors buy presents and food, we are asking the sponsor families to simply donate the equivalent amount of money. With that money, we will then buy gift cards for selected department and food stores and then distribute gift cards to the needy families. We understand that this method may feel a little less personal than in past years, but we know that the families need for financial help is just as great this year as ever.
We hope you can help us keep this program alive and provide help and joy to the many families in need.


Sponsoring a Family

We expect St. Edna, St. James, Little City, will have the usual total of around 100 needy families with sizes ranging from 1 to 10. If you sponsored a family in the past, please consider sponsoring a family of the same size this year. If you are new to the program, feel certain that 100% of your donation goes toward buying gifts and food to help needy families have a joyful Christmas.  Plus this year we are able to purchase the gift cards through St. Edna which will also help our parish.

You can make your donation in one of two ways:

Donation By Check 
Make out a check to "St. Edna/Gift of Love" and mail it to:
   St. Edna Catholic Church
   2525 N. Arlington Heights Road
   Arlington Heights, IL. 60004.

On your check, please include your phone # and email.

Online Donation via GiveCentral
You can make an online donation via GiveCentral by doing the following:

1.  Go to GiveCentral
2. When the GiveCentral home page appears, click on the “Gift of Love” box.  You may have to use the “View More” tab one or more times before the Gift of Love box appears.
3. When Gift of Love appears, enter your amount, any date prior to 11/20/2022, frequency of One-Time, and click on “Add to My Gift Basket”, and then click “Check Out” and then click “Continue”.
4. If you are already registered on GiveCentral, enter your username and password and complete the transaction.

5. If you are not registered, either click on “Complete Profile” or “Give as a Guest” and complete the form.

**IMPORTANT** - Please make your donation on or before 11/20/2022.


2022 Goal Progress

Join Us

For more information or to participate in this ministry as a Sponsor or Volunteer, please contact:

St. Edna Office: or