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Why Give to Catholic Charities Indianapolis?

Catholic Charities Indianapolis is 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. 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 75,000. Among those served, the majority are families with children who live at or below the federal poverty level.  We must continue to encourage them and assist with their care and well-being.

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. Find out more about Planned Giving Options.
  • Online Shopping:
    • Donate to Catholic Charities Indianapolis while SEARCHING AND SHOPPING ONLINE. Go to or and select Catholic Charities Indianapolis as your charity of choice. Once you add the toolbar for your online searches, Catholic Charities Indianapolis will receive a donation for each search or online purchase.
    • Shop Amazon products through Amazon Smile. When you choose to support Catholic Charities, 1.5% of your purchase price is donated to us. It adds up!
  • Vehicle Donation:
    • 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.

Item Donations

Here are some of the urgent needs of our programs.

Refugee Resettlement Program
Currently the Refugee Resettlement Program needs:

  • 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.

To donate in-kind items, please contact Michelle Schrougham for more information at or (317) 236-1499.

Crisis Office

Currently the 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

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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