St. Tammany Project Christmas was established in 2002 to give families in need in St. Tammany Parish a complete Christmas. Along with gifts for the children, the family receives food, including a gift certificate for a ham, or turkey to share for their family’s Christmas meal. Children are accepted for the program if their families qualify under Federal poverty guidelines.
In 2017, nearly 1700 children from nearly 650 families and 30 seniors across St. Tammany Parish were adopted with a monetary value of toys and cash donations estimated in excess of $156,000. Thousands of “angels” have received Christmas gifts since the organization’s inception in 2002, thanks to the support of community partners, donors, and friends.