Help Us Share “Blessing Bags” with Families All Year with this years Christmas Program!

The Catholic Charities Cape Fear Office will be collecting items that are highly requested by families throughout the year. Since the pandemic, there has been an increase in requests for personal and household cleaning items that are essential for the safety and health of household members. To ensure all families have access to everyday items, please donate from the list below. When families visit the food pantry or come to us for diaper services, a “Blessing Bag” with your generous donations will be provided. Thank you for wrapping families with love all year long!


  • Women’s deodorant
  • Women’s/Men’s razors
  • Tampons/Pads (menstrual pads, not incontinence pads)
  • Lotion/Body wash/Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Dental Floss

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Laundry detergent (16-32oz)
  • Bleach (16-32 oz),
  • Lysol Disinfectant/PineSol/409/other spray cleaners
  • Scrub sponges/brushes/Clorox wipes


  • Gas cards
  • Pizza gift certificates,
  • Food gift certificates
  • Reusable grocery bags

Staff have started receiving Wrapped with Love applications from the community and are adding requested gifts to our Amazon Wish List. You can check out what has been added and purchase these special gifts.

For more information or to drop off donated items

Please contact: Patricia Gutierrez, Emergency Assistance Program Coordinator, or call 910-251-8130 ext. 112


Catholic Charities is a tax exempt, private, non-profit organization and donations may be tax deductible.  Tax donation receipts available upon request.

The Cape Fear Wrapped with Love program is now closed.

New this program year!

Due to COVID-19, our program will look much different than previous years.  To keep everyone safe, healthy, and to maintain social distance, we have moved our application online.  Families who apply and are approved, will receive a family Christmas gift basket filled with family friendly activities along with other special gifts.

About the Program:

  • Available to parents or legal guardians with children ages 1 through 12.
  • To qualify, the family must not have applied for the Christmas program last year (2019)
  • The child (children) must reside with the applicant parent or legal guardian
  • Families cannot apply for another Christmas program at the same time.
    • Applications will be denied for families who appear on two Christmas program lists

Counties covered:

♦ Brunswick

♦ Bladen

♦ Columbus

♦ New Hanover

♦ Pender

El Programa de Cape Fear Regalos con Amor está cerrado.

¡Nuevo este año!:

Debido al COVID-19, nuestro programa se verá muy diferente al de años anteriores. Para mantener a todos seguros, saludables y para mantener la distancia social, hemos movido nuestra solicitud en línea. Las familias que completen su solicitud y sean aprobadas, recibirán una canasta Navideña con actividades para toda la familia.

Sobre el Programa:

  • Disponible para padres o tutores legales con niños de 1 a 12 años
  • Para calificar, la familia no debe haber aplicado para el programa de Navidad el año pasado (2019)
  • Niño o niños deben residir con el padre solicitante o tutor legal
  • Las familias no pueden solicitar otro programa de Navidad al mismo tiempo
    • Se rechazarán las solicitudes para las familias que aparecen en dos listas de programas navideños


♦ Brunswick

♦ Bladen

♦ Columbus

♦ New Hanover

♦ Pender