February is Stock the Pantry Month for Catholic Charities!
Participate in Catholic Charities semi-annual “Stock the Pantry” project throughout the month of February! One in five families often must choose between making a rent or utility payment and buying food. In a single month, Catholic Charities distributes approximately 15,000 pounds of food throughout the Diocese! You can support our most vulnerable neighbors by making a donation of non-perishable food items. Drop off items like canned meats, soups, fruits, vegetables, boxes of pasta, cereal, baking mixes, jars of peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, and powdered milk at any Catholic Charities location. Catholic Charities will also accept gift cards to local grocery stores or cash donations. You can find the nearest Catholic Charities service center at www.cdow.org/charities, or call 302 – 655 – 9624. Those in need of food assistance should call the nearest Catholic Charities location.
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 (844 –940 – 4483) or visit Catholic Charities website at www.ccwilm.org/charities.
Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award at Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, April 11th. The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present the awards at the dinner to be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. To learn more about the Annual Tribute Dinner and our honorees, or to support the Tribute Dinner through sponsorships or ticket purchases, visit the Catholic Charities website at www.cdow.org/charities. You may also call Catholic Charities at 302 – 655 – 9624.