ST. CLOUD -- The holiday season is just around the corner and during this season of giving, you can help those less fortunate with Catholic Charities' Share the Spirit Program.

The Share the Spirit program allows individuals or groups to adopt a local family in need for Christmas.

Trina Dietz, of Catholic Charities, says the program helps to provide families with the basics for a happy holiday season.

Dietz says privacy is respected in the program, with the donors and recipients remaining anonymous to each other with just the gender, age and a list of wants and needs as provided information.

Dietz says that working with Catholic Charities' Share the Spirit and seeing the effect it has on the recipients is her favorite part of the program.

Dietz says that those interested in donating should do so sooner, rather than later.

If you want to volunteer, fill out an online donor form at