Christmas For Others 2018

December is the most wonderful time of the year at Padua Franciscan High School. All month long our students, faculty, staff and alumni participate in our Christmas For Others fundraiser. CFO is a program designed to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate. It is the largest student-run fundraiser in Northeast Ohio. Click here to see the schedule of events.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, November 27
CFO Kickoff Day

Tuesday, December 4
Coin Wars Finale Assembly (8 a.m.)
Ugly Sweater Day

Sunday, December 9
Spaghetti Dinner (1 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 11
Canned Food Drive Letter Delivery (2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 12
Bloodmobile (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Friday, December 14
Root Beer Float Sale (during lunch periods)
All-Stars Volleyball Game ($1 Admission at 1:45 p.m.)

Saturday, December 15
Canned Food Drive/Collection (9 a.m. Food Pickup in Local Neighborhoods)

Monday, December 17
Cleveland Sports Day (Wear your favorite Cleveland sports team shirts, including Browns, Indians, Cavs or Monsters or Padua shirts. Dress code from the waist down.)

Tuesday, December 18
Nachos Sale (after school in lobby)

Wednesday, December 19
Ice Cream Sundae Sale (during lunch periods)
First Period Collections End

Crazy Christmas Accessories Day (socks, ties, headbands, Santa hats, bows, clips, earrings, necklaces, etc. Dress code from the waist down.)

Thursday, December 20
CFO Spirit Day (T-shirts, sweatshirts, or sweaters with a Christmas theme. Dress code from the waist down.)

Friday, December 21
CFO Mass & Concert (8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Collections in Lobby (Nov. 27-Dec. 19)

  • Baby bottles
  • Baby clothes (new or gently used)
  • Baby soap & lotion
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets (new & like-new)
  • Books (new & used for K-8 graders)
  • Canned or non-perishable food
  • Cat food (Fancy Feast Classic & Friskies Pate cans)
  • Diapers
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfectant bleach
  • Dog toys (Kong)
  • Dog treats (Soft & Chewy Milkbone – any flavor)
  • Fabric softener (unscented)
  • Feet warmers
  • First Aid Kit Items
  • Flashlights
  • Floss
  • Formula
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Paper towels
  • Scarves
  • Sleeping bags
  • Soap (non-liquid)
  • Socks
  • Thermal wear
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toys (new)
  • Winter coats (new or gently used)

Charities Receiving Donations

Multiple charities in the Greater Cleveland area, dozens of local families in need, along with the following non-profits will be receiving donations:

  • Achievement Center for Children
  • Advent for Others
  • A Special Wish
  • American Red Cross
  • Birth Care of Medina County
  • Bishop William Cosgrove Center
  • El Salvador Mission Trip
  • Franciscan Mission
  • Give Kids the World
  • Kick-It (for Childhood Cancer)
  • Maggie’s Place
  • Matt Talbot Inn
  • May Dugan Center
  • Metanoia
  • Parma Animal Shelter
  • Parma Heights Food Pantry
  • Parma Hunger Center
  • Parma Project Cheer
  • Promise for Haiti (dental & medical clinics)
  • Providence House
  • St. Francis School (Cleveland)
  • St. Joseph’s Home
  • St. Malachi’s
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • West Side Catholic Center