Annual Christmas Project

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The Annual Christmas Project is a PARISH tradition that provides all parishioners an opportunity to share in the joy of giving with those whose children might not otherwise receive Christmas gifts, or families that might not have a decent meal on their Christmas table.  We collect wish-list items that are then distributed to South Bay organizations who serve less fortunate families at Christmas.

We collect wish-list items that are then distributed to local organizations who serve less fortunate families at Christmas.

Be an angel 

Pick a gift tag at the Angel Tree in the Welcome Center to donate a Christmas gift for a child.
Or select an item from our Amazon Gift List and have it delivered directly to the Welcome Center. 


Drop off NEW un-wrapped gifts, food and non-food items at the Welcome Center.


There are three ways to help on Wrap-up Weekend:

  • Come to O'Donnell Hall on Saturday, December 9 from 4-7pm in O'Donnell Hall to help Set-up;
  • Join the Wrapping frenzy on Sunday, December 10 from 7am-12noon in O'Donnell Hall, wrapping and boxing up presents for the families;
  • Stay on Sunday, December 10 from 12noon-3pm for the Loading of Gift Boxes and food into cars and the final clean-up.

Who receives the collected items?

Local South Bay families receive the gifts and food items. Organizations that help us distribute the gifts serve local families in the South Bay community who have requested assistance, and also local schools within the LA archdiocese.  

non-perishable food items needed

Baby Food ∙ Baby Formula ∙ Beans ∙ Pasta ∙ Rice  ∙ Cereals ∙ Oatmeal ∙ Raisins ∙ Coffee∙ Canned Juice ∙ Canned Fruits & Vegetables ∙ Soups∙ Stuffing Mix ∙ Canned Meats ∙ Canned Fish∙ Canned or Powdered Milk ∙ Flour ∙ Sugar ∙ Cornmeal  ∙ Jam ∙ Jelly ∙ Peanut Butter∙ Mayonnaise ∙ Ketchup ∙ Mustard ∙ Salsa 

New packaged non-food items needed

Batteries ∙ Bleach ∙ Detergent ∙ Disposable Diapers∙ Combs ∙ Brushes ∙ Deodorant ∙ Soap ∙ Shampoo∙ Napkins ∙ Paper Plates ∙ Utensils ∙ Toilet Paper∙ Feminine Products ∙ Toothbrushes ∙ Toothpaste

For more information call Lory Zimnoch at 310-561-3702. If you know of a Parish or South Bay family in need, contact