The Catherine McAuley Center’s Adopt A Family Program matches local families with needy families and their children in Northeastern Pennsylvania during the Christmas holiday season. Many of our families do not have enough money to meet basic needs let alone purchase gifts. But thanks to the efforts of generous donors, the Program has delivered love and smiles to approximately 2,000 individuals each year.

Adopting families is a perfect idea for clubs, organizations, churches and schools that wish to help families in a special way. There are three ways to get involved.

The donor can:

  • provide clothing, toys, linens, household items or other necessities to their adopted family.
  • choose to make financial contributions to the program and gift cards will be purchased for the family.
  • purchase food so that the family may enjoy a holiday dinner.

The Catherine McAuley Center serves as the link between the donor and the recipient. All donations go directly to the needy families who enroll in the program.


Low-income families and children under the age of eighteen. 

Scranton office contact Eileen or Tara 570 342-1342 Our Plymouth office contact Joyce 570 779-2801