As winter approaches, we are reminded that the holidays are an especially tough time for the individuals and families we serve. We support our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—even during the holidays. On those special days we celebrate at home with our loved ones, there are 14 youth in residential treatment at De Paul’s Youth & Family Center. The need for addiction treatment does not pause for the holidays.
Unfortunately, none of our insurance contracts cover the extras that help make the holidays special for our clients. We rely on the generosity of businesses and community organizations to help De Paul spread holiday cheer. With your support, we can welcome clients’ families into De Paul’s dining hall to share a holiday meal. Your generosity can provide gifts for clients or decorate the halls of our residential facility.
Please consider supporting our holiday celebration for De Paul families this year. We are seeking donations of unwrapped gifts for 14 youth clients. Please see the wish list below for treatment appropriate gifts. Your tax-deductible donation will brighten the holidays at De Paul this year.
Holiday Gift Wish List
- Knit hats
- Sport socks
- Young men’s athletic clothing
- Pajamas (gender neutral)
- Athletic sandals / shower shoes
- Portland Trail Blazer gear
- Hygiene kits (deodorant, body wash, shaving cream, and body spray from brands like Axe, Dove, Old Spice, etc.)
- Community Gifts
- Xbox games
- Wrapping paper
Unwrapped gifts may be delivered to the De Paul Youth & Family Center:
4310 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97218
Thank you for helping us make the holidays special at De Paul! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 503-535-1150 ext. 1146