Who Do We Help?
Our Partner Agencies
St. Ann's works with Catholic Charities to identify the individuals and families that we can best provide gifts for.
This year we will provide gifts to children, individuals and families from the following organizations:
Some of the Lives We Touch
To give you a better sense of the individual lives we touch through the Magi program, following is a glimpse into
Brady Center – Family and Senior Center for low-income families in downtown Dallas (500 people, 46 families)
Cross Family Center - Family and Senior Center for low-income families in South Oak Cliff (500 people including seniors, 71 families)
Good Shepherd Site – Serving low income families in Garland (100 people, 4 families)
Hillcrest House – AIDS Services of Dallas Site for the homeless (65 people)
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing – Helps people from being evicted (117 people)
Marillac Family Center - Family and Senior Center for low-income families in West Dallas (690 people including seniors, 77 families)
Refugee Resettlement Services – Helping families create a new home (200 people, 30 families)
Together We Learn – Preschool readiness at San Juan Diego Catholic Church (200 children)
Saner Childcare Center - Preschool program in SW Dallas (200 children)
Blessed Sacrament – Children in our adopted sister parish (300 children)
St. Ann Parish – Children in our own parish (121 children)
the lives of three people that will be helped through our Magi program this year.
Brady Center - A young widow wholost her husband three months ago asked for Christmas assistance. Her husband
had always worked hard in construction to provide for his family. He was too busy working to tend to his health
until his problems became so serious that he had to be admitted to a local hospital. He died of an undiagnosed
ailment before he could be released from the hospital. The lives of his family members were changed forever.
His wife's request for Christmas assistance this year is the first time she has asked an agency for help.
Marillac - Rosa is a mother of 12 children. Three of them are out of the house, the other nine live with her in
the house. She has a disabled 14 year old daughter who requires Roas's full attention, so she is unable to wrk outside
of her home. She keeps busy caring for her disabled daughter, cooking , cleaning, laundering and being a mother to
her family. She receives food stamps to cover the family's food costs but struggles to pay the rent and utilities.
Rosa is depending on the MAGI program to provide Christmas for her children this year. She is very humble and
thankful for the help she will be receiving.
Cross Family Center - The center recently registered a family with seven children. They recently moved from
Ohio to Texas with the hope that the father would be able to find a stable job so that he could support his family.
They were registered to receive holiday assistance. The mother of seven expressed her gratitude and said that she
believed her prayers had been answered through the Magi program.