St. Joe’s relies on the kindness of our community to bring the magic of the holidays to children in need of safety, care, and love. Now more than ever, St. Joe’s depends on donors like you to support our annual needs through the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic has presented many challenges to our children and families, we are resilient when we work together.

What are St. Joe’s Greatest Holiday Needs?

St. Joe’s greatest holiday needs at this time are financial gifts and gift cardsTo make a gift directly, click here. For gift cards, General VISA is the best since it can be used anywhere at any time. You may request a list of needed gift cards by emailing

Why are Cash and Gift Card Donations So Important To St. Joe’s Kids?

St. Joe’s kids have unique sensitivities and personalities. The monetary and gift card donations allow St. Joe’s staff and foster parents to get items throughout the year that fit both the children’s sizes and preferences. It also gives the donor the opportunity to provide not only needed items but experiences as well. St. Joe’s staff and families have gotten very creative in how they keep the children engaged throughout the pandemic and being able to purchase a meal from a local restaurant or transforming their space into a mini-movie theater has created many special moments for our children. Those kinds of memories stay with our children for the rest of their lives and are incredibly meaningful to them.

Can I Make a Gift In-Person?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all in-person donations must be pre-approved by a St. Joe’s Representative. Any item donations brought to St. Joe’s that have not been approved IN ADVANCE will be redirected to another local charity partner.

Can I Shop Online For The Holidays AND Help St. Joe’s Kids?

Yes! Shop with a purpose this holiday season by selecting St. Joe’s as your charity of choice through Kroger. Click here to learn more.

For questions and inquiries about holiday giving, please contact St. Joe’s Advancement team at or call (502) 893-0241, ext. 237.

***All donations are tax-deductible.

Make An Impact That Lasts A Lifetime

St. Joseph Children’s Home continues to be a top leader in the state for taking care of children and serves approximately 1,500 children and family members annually throughout three core programs: residential treatment, foster care and adoption, and early childhood development. St. Joe’s kids are diverse in age, race, gender, as well as background, and inspire the staff every day with their successes.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, St. Joe’s is able to continue providing children and families with the highest quality of care. St. Joe’s is a nonprofit agency and depends on donors like you, to provide the financial support needed to fund programming and general operations. Every dollar invested in St. Joe’s is another child’s life kept safe from harm.

Your annual or monthly gift to St. Joe’s kids helps our mission of Giving Children A Home and creates a better future for Kentucky’s most vulnerable children. When you’re ready to make an impact, donate here or contact the Advancement team at (502) 893-0241 or

See how your giving makes a difference for St. Joe’s kids and families by viewing the latest impact report here.

How You Can Get Involved

St. Joe’s CEO, Grace Akers, and COO, Julie Greenwell, receive a donation of hand sanitizer spray from Summit Media partners, 106.9, 103.1, and 107.7.


St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241
(877) 893-0241