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2012 Christmas Dinner and Toy Distribution

Every year, the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach provides free Christmas dinners and toys for children to all families affected and infect by the HIV virus. The only requirement to receive these gifts is that you are a registered client (go here for additional information on how to register). This page provides details of the Christmas Dinner and Toy Distribution.

Event Information

December  20, 2012
9:00 AM

Saint Therese Center Main Campus
Located on de Lima Campus of St. Rose Dominican Hospital
100 East Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV
Major Intersection: Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway

Who: All registered clients in need

2012 Christmas Distribution Results

In 2012, the Saint Therese Center provided Christmas dinners to more than 400 families that included a minimum of 33 items valued at approximately $84.00 retail* (depending on size of turkey or ham). In addition to these items, additional produce, bread, meat, baked goods, flower, ice cream, and other miscellaneous items were offered as needed.  The total retail value of all food items distributed for Christmas exceeded $73,500.00 this year and more than $10,000.00 in toys were given away.

*While the majority of food was donated by individuals and businesses, the Saint Therese Center purchased some food to ensure that all clients in need were able to receive a complete dinner. The Saint Therese Center is involved with a large network of grocery vendors and was able to purchase these items at a heavily discounted price.

The following summarizes the value of the Christmas items distributed by the Saint Therese Center in December:

Christmas Food Boxes (Henderson Main Pantry) $73,578.00
Christmas Toys, Sheets, Pillow Cases (Henderson Main Office) $10,865.11
Total Laughlin Toys & Food (11 sets) $4,326.74
Grand Total Give Away for Christmas 2012 $88,769.85

Christmas Dinner Items

The following table lists the items provided with each and every Thanksgiving dinner and the retail value of each item:
Boxed Dinner $84.43
Sara Lee Bread $4.69
Orowheat Bread $3.89
Rollos Con Cajeta $1.29
Box of Tissues $1.29
M&Ms Sweet & Salty $3.49
Box of 12 Cliff Bars, Almond & Chocolate $22.68
Knorr Taco Rice $1.29
Candy Cane with Story $1.19
Cake Mix $2.29
Cace Icing $1.98
2 Boxes of Cookies $7.58
Chicken Soup $1.69
Stuffing Mix $4.50
Masterpiece BarBQue Sauce $2.29
Large Gatorade or Juice $3.69
Canned Peas $1.79
Canned Whole Corn $1.79
Canned Sliced Beets $1.79
Canned Sliced Carrots $1.79
Canned Whole Tomatoes $2.29
Tomato Sauce with Meat $2.89
2 Cans Green Beans $3.58
Canned Fruit Cocktail with Cherries $2.19
Barilla Pasta $2.49
Fresh Produce Bag $12.42
Potatoes $2.99
Onions $1.99
Carrots $2.87
Celery $2.38
Broccoli $2.19
Roasting Pan and Meat $19.87
Roasting Pan $2.89
Turkey or Ham $16.98
Christmas Flowers $16.98
Case of Magnum Ice Cream Bars $54.24
Total Per Client $183.94
Grand Total (462 families) $73,576.00

Holiday Contributors

The Saint Therese Center would like to thank all individuals that donated food, toys, money, and other items during this holiday season. We are also grateful to our staff and those who volunteered in November and December to help make our holiday distributions possible.

We would also like to give a special thank you to the following organizations for their donations, services, or minimum charges for products:

Glazier's Food Market Place Albertsons (four stores) Trader Joes Fresh & Easy
St. Joseph Husband of Mary St. Peter the Apostle Sandy Valley Farms Holy Family Parish
St. Rose Hospitals (all three campuses) St. Thomas More Christ the King St. Francis of Assisi
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Charities Shade Tree Feed The Children
Basic High School Orowheat Bread Co. Vons Prince of Peace
Saint Ann Parish St. Joan of Arc Whole Foods Charlie's Bar
Green Valley Presbyterian Church Eagle Las Vegas News 13 & Beth Fisher

For additional information, please visit us:

  • Internet: www.sainttheresecenter.org
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaintThereseCenter
  • Twitter: @StThereseCenter

Or contact us:

  • Postal Mail: P.O. Box 90625, Henderson, NV 89009-0625
  • Email: aidsproject@dioceseoflasvegas.org
  • Telephone: (702) 564-4224