Catholic Charities here in the Salt City (and I'm sure elsewhere) has a program where they encourage local churches to "adopt" a family for Christmas. When the church chooses to participate, Catholic Charities will provide the church with family info - gender and age only. You are then asked to purchase gifts for each in the family. The church will then deliver the gifts to Catholic Charities who in turn present the gifts to the family. Another words no one in the church is given the identity of the family - not even the pastor. The pastor is permitted to include info on the church - if the family decides to initiate contact - that is fine. So would you encourage your church to participate in this program?