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  • If you would prefer to send a check or set up a recurring gift through your checking or savings account, please contact Cheri Bush, Director of Mission Advancement for Catholic Charities at cbush@archindy.org or 317-236-1411.

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Why Give to Catholic Charities Indianapolis?

Catholic Charities Indianapolis remains committed to providing quality care and services that bring hope for the future to the least among us. All the efforts of the Catholic Charities Indianapolis staff are guided by the mission, values and vision of being advocates for peace and social justice, based on the teachings of the Gospel. We support the dignity of all individuals and families and wish to strengthen those we serve through empowerment.

Catholic Charities Indianapolis programs serve the elderly, the poor, the hungry, the homeless and those in crisis. In this past year we embraced the spirit of our supporters and used that energy to uphold the excellence of our programming and to serve more individuals in the community, assisting more than 33,000. Among those served, the majority are families with children who live at or below the federal poverty level.  We must continue to encourage this population and assist with their care and well being.

Every day we can use your help in a variety of ways, but here are some of our urgent needs:

Refugee Rettlement Program

The Refugee and Immigrant Services of Catholic Charities Indianapolis is helping hundreds of families this year in Indianapolis. Program staff are responsible for setting up an entire household for them: beds and linens, cookware and serving ware, furniture, etc. Contact Michelle Schrougham for more information at mschrougham@archindy.org or 236-1499.

Volunteers are needed with trucks to pick-up and deliver household furniture and vehicles to transport clients to/from appointments.

  • Pots and pans
  • Can openers
  • Dish soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaners
  • Shaving cream and deodorant
  • Waste baskets
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Kitchen tables and chairs (do not have to be matching)
  • Couches

Click here for a listing of additional items needed.

Crisis Office

Currently our Crisis Office needs:

  • Non-perishable, nutritious food items such as: tuna, pork and beans, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce (in cans), soup, peanut butter, cereal, canned stews, rice and rice mixes, pasta mixes.
  • Laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, dish detergent, shaving cream.
  • Children’s clothing, men’s pants, men’s shoes and new socks for children and adults.

Donations can be dropped off at the Crisis Office Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1435 N. Illinois. For other arrangements, call Stephanie Davis at (317) 236-1556.

Holy Family Shelter

Top Ten Most Needed Items for the Month of July 2018

1. NEW Women’s Underwear (sizes 5-16)

2. New or gently used Bath Towels

3. Twin-sized fitted sheets 

4. Fresh Fruit & Canned Vegetables

5. Hair Conditioner

6. Heavy Blankets

7. Women’s Deodorant

8. School Uniform Shirts (sizes 6-16, white, navy)

9. Toothpaste

10. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Secure online donations can be made by going to the GIVE NOW link, or checks can be made payable to Holy Family Shelter and mailed directly to the shelter (907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222-3714). All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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DONATE YOUR USED VEHICLE and the proceeds benefit Catholic Charities! Just call 877-CCI-2340 (877-224-2340) to make your tax deductible arrangements for your vehicle donation.

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