Put love into action this Advent season

Published: November 23, 2016

St. Nicholas Partners is an annual Advent appeal to raise money for the ministries of Catholic Charities of Arkansas (CCA). Examples of what a donation can do include buying medicine for a patient of the Westside Free Medical Clinic, assisting a victim of domestic violence or providing a Bible to an inmate seeking guidance. 

All the ministries of CCA provide services to the most poor and vulnerable among us. These include: Catholic Adoption ServicesImmigration Services, Little RockImmigration Services, SpringdalePrison Ministry OfficeRefugee Resettlement OfficeWestside Free Medical ClinicFamily Assistance ProgramServices to Victims of Domestic Violence and Disaster Response.

St. Nicholas "partners" (donors) may designate which ministry they want their donation to support. They may also donate on behalf of a friend or family member as a Christmas gift. Those making a donation in honor of a loved one are asked to mail their donation before Dec. 15 and indicate on the remittance envelope who the gift is for, so CCA can mail an acknowledgment with the gift.

Each year, a new Christmas card depicting St. Nicholas is created for the appeal. This year, students in grades 6-12 at Catholic schools across Arkansas were invited to enter their St. Nicholas artwork in a contest. The first-place winner was Isabel Hortelano, a seventh-grade student at St. John School in Hot Springs. Her design (right) appears on this year's Christmas card.

This Christmas card was inserted in the Nov. 19 issue of Arkansas Catholic for subscribers. If you did not receive a card, please contact Bridget Lewis at (501) 664-0340, ext. 379, to request a card or donate via credit card. To mail a donation, please make your check payable to Catholic Charities of Arkansas and mail to:

St. Nicholas Partners
Catholic Charities of Arkansas
2415 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207