This holiday season, Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc. and The Mother Teresa Shelter, Inc. invites the community to give the gift that blesses others less fortunate.

Between November 13 and December 31, 2013, with each donation of $10 or more to The Mother Teresa Shelter, a beautiful angel Christmas card will be mailed to the donorís honorees to notify them of the tribute (without specifying the gift amount). For gifts of $25 or more per Christmas card, a keepsake Christmas tree ornament will also be included.

The Mother Teresa Shelter, located at 513 Sam Rankin St., Corpus Christi, is our areaís only day comprehensive shelter for the homeless. Each gift to The Mother Teresa Shelter helps our clients come for a place to eat, rest, clean up, and care for their families. The shelter provides breakfast, snacks, laundry and shower facilities, job counseling, mental health services, medication supervision, communication with family and friends, and outdoor, productive pastimes and therapeutic activities to more than 200 people each day.

In October 2013, The Mother Teresa Day Shelter celebrated its 10 year anniversary of serving our homeless brothers and sisters in need. Our clients are treated with respect and dignity. With donations like yours, we have been given the blessing of adding much needed improvements to our home that will help the clients of this shelter for years to come.

This is a wonderful way to Christmas shop and to help the homeless in our community at the same time. For more information, please call (361) 883-7372, email MTeresaShelter@diocesecc.org, or go to www.motherteresashelter.org

The Mother Teresa Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit organization.