Give the gift of hope. Those who need help the most often have the least to give.
At Catholic Charities, we don’t ask your religion or where you’re from. We don’t care how old you are. We offer help and support regardless of the ability to pay.
Your tax-deductible contribution is critical to our mission. We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations to serve families in need. Please donate today.
Dedicated to Serving All
We are a social service organization, not a religious organization. Our belief in the dignity of all people is rooted in our faith, but it’s not exclusive to Catholics. Or even Christians. Our goal is to serve the neediest among us – to feed the hungry, help the sick and welcome the stranger.
More than 80 percent of the people we help aren’t Catholic. Most of our staff is not. We’re not trying to convert anyone. We’re trying to help local people get back on their feet.
- Counseling for individuals and families in crisis
- Help for abandoned children, refugees and women in need
- Support for troubled youth in our communities
- Shelter for homeless families and others in desperate circumstances
Five Ways to Give
By supporting our family-focused programs, you make Central Pennsylvania a better place to live and work.
Catholic Charities helps thousands of local people, regardless of faith. Most of our services are offered at minimal or no cost to our clients. We rely heavily on corporate and individual gifts; very little of our funding comes from the Church.
Our low administrative costs means your contribution goes directly to people in need. You can even choose the programs you want to support. Or sponsor one of our many special events throughout the year.
Every gift matters. Your contribution makes a difference. And there are many ways to help besides money. You can donate items to our programs, volunteer your time, or support our community events.
Your gift provides education, counseling, help with employment and housing… critical services our neighbors need to get back on their feet.
Make your tax-deductible gift today. Help provide help and create hope for those who need it most.Donate Online
By mail: Please download and complete our mail-in Donation Form.
By phone (Visa or MasterCard): Please call our Development Office at 717-657-4804 (ext. 284).
Planned giving allows our donors to make larger contributions with less impact on their finances. Planned giving can also have federal and state tax advantages.
Planned gifts might include:
- A bequest to Catholic Charities or one of its programs
- Making Catholic Charities the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy
- Naming Catholic Charities as the beneficiary of an IRA or other retirement plan
- Creating a named endowment fund
Catholic Charities graciously accepts in-kind donations of clothing, furniture and personal care items. Please refer to our wish list for specific program needs.
In-kind donations can be delivered to the Diocese of Harrisburg (4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the Development Office at 717-657-4804 (ext. 284) prior to delivery. All gifts are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Christopher Meehan, Director of Development, at 717-657-4804 (ext. 284) or firstname.lastname@example.org.Donate Online
Your unwanted vehicle could make all the difference for a family in one of our programs. The condition of the vehicle isn’t important; if it’s too costly to repair, we’ll send it to an auction and use the money to support our programs.
There is no cost to you or our clients when we transfer vehicles for their use. Donations to the program are tax deductible.