Alternative Gift Christmas Cards

Start your Christmas shopping with our Alternate Gift Giving Christmas cards! Place an order below to make a monetary donation to one of the charities we support, and you will receive a free Christmas card design of your choice!  Each card includes a smaller card with information about the charity you have donated to. This is the perfect Christmas gift to give to your loved ones, while also supporting an important cause.

Our Alternative Gift Giving Christmas cards are sponsored by the St. Peter Peace & Justice Team. We appreciate all of the support you give!

The Charities We Support

This year, we will be supporting three local charities through our Alternative Gift Christmas cards: Save the Children, Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, and Volunteers of America Crossroads Shelter.

Every child deserves a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Yet, an estimated 5.4 million children under age 5 still die each year from preventable causes, 250 million children around the world can’t read, despite years of schooling, and far too many children are experiencing physical and emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, deprivation and neglect.

Save the Children is a global leader in child health, education and protection, working in more than 100 countries to change the lives of over 100 million children every year. Through its emergency relief, health and nutrition, education and protection programs, Save the Children is working to transform the lives of children at risk.They are often the first or only child-focused organization working in the hardest-to-reach places, where it’s toughest to be a child.

Donate today. Save a life.

Second Harvest Food Bank provides food and grocery items to food pantries, soup kitchens, mobile distributions and supplemental programs in Erie, Crawford, Huron, and Lorain Counties. Through the end of 202, Second Harvest served 172,000 individuals, which was double the demand for food from previous years. For 40 years, Second Harvest through its community partners, such as Huron Helping Hands Food Pantry and Christ’s Community Meals, has served food and dignity to our neighbors in need.

Ongoing hardship, coupled with the rising cost of food, housing, and other basic needs, has many of our neighbors struggling to make ends meet. More families than ever before are wondering where they will get their next meal. For every $10 donated, 50 meals can be provided to families struggling with hunger in our community. With your gift to Second Harvest, you can put food in the hands of those who need it most.

As a national, non-profit, faith-based organization, Volunteers of America (VOA) helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 20,000 in Ohio alone.

The VOA Crossroads Shelter, 1843 Superior St, Sandusky, provides safe, stable temporary shelter for men and women. The goal for each individual is achieving stable housing and employment. Long-term, safe housing is also available for homeless families experiencing a housing crisis and helps them to move into independent housing through its supportive services.

Basic needs: a warm bed, hot meals and clothing are provided, as well as case management, a nursing clinic and referrals to community resources. Please be generous today to someone who is seeking help and refuge.

How It Works

Step One

Using the form below, select which Christmas card design you would like, then you will choose the charity you wish to support.

Step Two

Complete the form to place your order. You will automatically be redirected to the website for the charity you selected to make a donation.

Step Three

We will get your card ready for you and it will be ready either for delivery or pickup from the church office (whichever you select within the form). 

Place Your Order

From Our Team

The Peace and Justice Team has a long-standing history in our parish of providing educational programs and service outreach to promote social justice. Educational efforts have included programs that have addressed Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, human trafficking, and immigration. Service projects include year-round Fair Trade Shop featuring coffee and baking products, assisting with the Community Meals program, aid to migrant workers, coordination of monthly food donations to the Huron Helping Hands Food Pantry, and much more.