June is Stock the Pantry Month for Catholic Charities: participate in Catholic Charities semi-annual “Stock the Pantry” project throughout the month of June! Hunger does not take a summer vacation – in a single month, Catholic Charities distributes approximately 10,000 pounds of food. You can support our most vulnerable neighbors by donating non-perishable food items. Drop off canned meats, soups, fruits, vegetables, boxes of pasta, cereal, baking mixes, jars of peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, and powdered milk at any of the Catholic Charities locations. Catholic Charities also accepts gift cards to local grocery stores or cash donations. You can find the nearest Catholic Charities service center at www.cdow.org/charities.
Catholic Charities is a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, providing diapers to families in need. Currently, our Diaper Bank serves over 200 families! To help support our Diaper Bank, please make a donation of diapers, baby wipes, or other baby hygiene items. Donations can be brought to any Catholic Charities location. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation. If you know someone in need, have them call the Diaper Bank at Bayard House (302) 654 – 1184 to learn how to participate in the program.
The Catholic Charities Thrift Center can turn the household goods you no longer use into a welcome addition for a household in need. We need your clean and useable furniture, appliances, beds, mattresses, and household goods. Do you have any items to donate? Bring them to our Wilmington Thrift Center (1320 E 23rd Street, Wilmington 19802), or to any Catholic Charities location. Do you have large items? Call us at (302) 764 – 2717 to schedule a pickup. The store hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Do not forget – all donations are tax-deductible.
Catholic Charities is now accepting donations of cars and other motor vehicles to support its programs benefiting the most vulnerable in our communities. Catholic Charities will accept all vehicle donations regardless of condition or registration status, arrange for vehicle pickup, if necessary, and provide the donor with an IRS tax receipt for their records. For additional information about the vehicle donation program, or to make arrangements for donation, please call (844) 940 – GIVE or (844) 940 – 4483 or visit Catholic Charities website at www.ccwilm.org/charities.