Adopt-A-Family | Christmas 2022


“Whatever you did for these least brothers of mine, you did it for me.” 
Matthew 25:40

Dear Friends,

The Cathedral community has sponsored the Adopt-A-Family Program for more than 30 years, to benefit Walk with the Wise, the community outreach program serving the Saint Cecelia and Immaculate Conception parishes and surrounding communities in the heart of Baltimore City. Our gifts and donations benefit families in need and help bring Christmas joy and hope to a struggling community! Delivery day this year is Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00am.

Each year, we ask donors to provide food and presents for each family member of your assigned family. Last Christmas, we supported over 120 families – over 600 individuals – through the generosity of our amazing donors. Adopted families range in size from two to ten members, but the average family size is five to seven people.  Sometimes multiple donors will join together to adopt a single, large family. When you sign up to adopt a family, you will receive a family profile with the names and ages of the family members. We are not able to provide clothing sizes, gift requests, or other specific information. Please note that many families have adult children and are often multi-generational. 

Please sign up HERE by Monday, December 12, 2022, to adopt a family. 

Items must be delivered to the Upper Parking Lot of the Cathedral Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00am. Further instructions will be provided at a later date.

If you are unable to adopt an entire family, please consider making a financial contribution. Donate online via Faith Direct HERE or bring a check payable to Walk with the Wise to the Cathedral Parish Center. Monetary donations will benefit the Walk with the Wise ministry to serve families at Christmas and throughout the year.

Thank you for your generosity!

Willis Gunther Baker
Adopt-A-Family Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]