Padua Kicks Off 50th ‘Christmas For Others’ Charity Drive

November 29th, 2021 | News

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 annual Christmas For Others fundraiser. CFO is a program designed to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate.

For 50 years, the Padua community has come together in the Franciscan spirit of giving. Since its inception in 1971, CFO has raised over $500,000 for charity. CFO is the largest student-run outreach program in Northeast Ohio. It is sponsored, organized and operated by the students, under the direction of Padua’s Key (Kiwanis) Club.

VIDEO: CFO 2021 kicked off with a visit from Santa Claus and a blessing of Padua’s nativity.

Make a Donation to CFO

Padua will be collecting a number of items for non-profits and worthy causes. You can drive up to Padua’s Main Entrance and a student or staff member will help unload the items from your vehicle on the following dates:

  • Thur., Dec. 9 @ 4pm-6pm
  • Sun., Dec. 12 @ 12pm-2pm
  • Tue., Dec. 14 @ 4pm-6pm

CFO Donation Collection List (Padua is accepting donations for the needy and non-profits from Nov. 30 – Dec. 15, 2021.)

CFO Benefits Charities/Non-Profits/Needy Families

CFO Current Student Participation

Click here to see the CFO Event Schedule for current Bruins.
Click here to see the CFO Calendar.

CFO Alumni Participation

Thur., Dec. 9 @ 4pm-6pm – Donation Drive-By Drop-Off (Click here to see a list of items we’re collecting.)
Sun., Dec. 12 @ 12pm-2pm – Donation Drive-By Drop-Off (Click here to see a list of items we’re collecting.)
Sun., Dec. 12 @ 2pm – Alumni Christmas Concert (Click here to register for complimentary tickets.)
Sun., Dec. 12 @ 3pm – CFO Spaghetti Dinner  (Tickets are SOLD OUT.)
Tue., Dec. 14 @ 4pm-6pm – Donation Drive-By Drop-Off (Click here to see a list of items we’re collecting.)
Fri., Dec. 17 @ 8am-11:30am – CFO Mass, Concert & Alumni Reception (Click here to RSVP.)