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A Christmas Message

Dear Friends and Family,

On behalf of all of us at Catholic Charities of San Francisco, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a truly Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

With your help, Catholic Charities helped serve more than 70,000 people in 2023. Because of the dedication and generosity of our many donors, volunteers and staff, we safely housed 3,017 individuals last year and aided 2,299 seniors and adults in living independently. As we enter 2024, we look forward to continuing the work of uplifting our clients and serving those around us with love.

Thank you for helping us to offer hope, joy and love to the most vulnerable members of our community. May God bless you and your family during this Christmas season and in the new year.

I leave you with these inspiring words from St. Teresa of Calcutta:

“My prayer for you is that when Christ comes to you in Christmas, He may find in you a warm home, warm love like that of a heartful of love, like that of a simple shepherd who was the first one chosen to see Christ.”

Many blessings to all of you,

Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities CYO of The Archdiocese of San Francisco