St. Nicholas is the patron saint of seafarers, as well as of children; a wonderful connection for Christmas Giving to the Seafarers!
Each year approximately 8,000 to 11,000 Christmas boxes are provided free of charge to our visiting Seafarers. Decorated shoe boxes filled with many useful items are donated by numerous community churches, school children, individuals and corporations from Texas and through the Midwest.
This original program has grown in popularity with Seafarers throughout the years.
If you do not have the time to buy and assemble Christmas Shoeboxes for distribution let us do that for you and give them in your name. You can click on the link below to order and it will ship to the Center for assembly and carrying onboard ships during the Christmas season.