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Why Give to Catholic Charities Indianapolis?

Catholic Charities Indianapolis is committed to providing quality care and services that bring help and hope to the least among us. We embrace the spirit of our supporters and use that energy to uphold the excellence of our programming to serve more individuals in the community, assisting nearly 70,000 people annually. 92 cents of every dollar is used to provide critical support, genuine care and gentle relief for those who seek our help

Ways to Support Catholic Charities


  • Online - Click here to donate now
    • Your donation will be processed electronically using secure technology.
    • 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 or 317-236-1411.
  • Planned Giving:
    • Planned giving combines your personal and financial goals to help meet your charitable giving objectives. There are many options available for charitable giving in circumstances that otherwise may not allow you to provide a charitable contribution to the Church. These options include:
      • Gifts of Stock
      • Donor Advised Funds
      • IRA Giving
      • Estate Planning
    • Catholic Charities receives gifts of stock, IRA RMD and donor advised funds grants with the assistance of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. While the gift is made to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, please know that your gift will benefit the ministry area you designate.  This is a service provided to assist all donors and agency staff.  Resources and assistance for gifts of Stock, IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grants can be found at  Please contact or call 317-236-1482 for additional assistance.” in place of “Find out more about Planned Giving Options”
  • Vehicle Donations:
    • Help make a difference by donating your unwanted vehicle. Proceeds from the sale of your car donation will help provide affordable help and hope to the most vulnerable.
      Click here to learn more.  Catholic Charities Indianapolis partners with CarEasy.Org to make your donation easy and convenient.  Please visit CCI’s website to begin the process. You can call 855-500-7433 for direct support.

Item Donations

Here are some of the urgent needs of our programs.

Refugee Resettlement Program
Currently the Refugee Resettlement Program needs:

  1. Pots and pans
  2. Can openers
  3. Dish soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaners
  4. Shaving cream and deodorant
  5. Waste baskets
  6. Shower curtain rings
  7. Kitchen tables and chairs (do not have to be matching)
  8. Couches

Click here for a listing of additional items needed.

To donate in-kind items, please contact Beth Carney for more information at Zuala Tochhong or (317) 236-1592.

Crisis Office

Currently the Crisis Office needs:

  1. 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.
  2. Laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, dish detergent, shaving cream.
  3. 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 (317) 236-1556.

Holy Family Shelter

Currently Holy Family Shelter needs:

  1. Powdered Drink Mixes (Lemonade, Kool Aid, etc.)
  2. Ground Coffee
  3. Jelly and Peanut Butter
  4. Boys’ Underwear (sizes XS-S) & Women’s Underwear (sizes 5-12)
  5. Canned Vegetables & Canned Fruit
  6. Bread (sliced, hamburger buns & hot dog buns)
  7. Twin Size Fitted Sheets
  8. Baby Bottles
  9. Size 5-6 Diapers

Click here to view our entire Wish List 
Donations can be delivered to Holy Family Shelter at 907 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222.

St. Elizabeth | Coleman

Currently St. Elizabeth | Coleman needs:

  1. Diapers: size Newborn, 1, 4, 5
  2. Infant Toiletries: Baby Wash, Diaper rash ointment
  3. Infant Onesies & Sleepers (boys & girls)
  4. Gently used Clothing: Infant/Toddler
  5. Gently use School Uniforms
  6. Baby Bottles
  7. Receiving Blankets
  8. Paper Towels
  9. Dish Washing Liquid
  10. Shampoo / Conditioner
  11. Laundry Detergent
  12. Women’s Deodorant

Contact St. Elizabeth | Coleman at (317) 787-3412 for more information about how to donate.

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