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 donating 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 by visiting www.cdow.org/charities, or by calling (302) 655 – 9624. Those in need of food assistance should call the nearest Catholic Charities location.
The Catholic Charities Thrift Center can turn the household goods you no longer use into a welcome addition for a household in need. Clean and usable furniture, appliances, beds, mattresses, and household goods are needed. Do you have any items to donate? Bring them to the 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. 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.
JOB POSITION AT CATHOLIC CHARITIES
1. Certifier for The Delaware Energy Assistance Program Interviewer/Data Entry: The Diocese of Wilmington/Catholic Charities’ Delaware Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides assistance with home energy costs, is seeking 1 Part-time Certifier to work for 6 months during the heating season. For more information or to apply, see our posting on www.indeed.com.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CATHOLIC CHARITIES
1. Catholic Charities needs volunteer bus drivers: Catholic Charities and Marydale Retirement Village, an independent senior living community in Newark, are recruiting volunteer drivers for a 15-passenger van. Drivers do not need a CDL license. To learn more call, the volunteer coordinator at Catholic Charities at (302) 655 – 9624. Visit Catholic Charities, www.cdow.org/charities, to learn about other volunteer opportunities as well as express your interest in volunteering.
2. Provide a helping hand to families struggling to keep their young children healthy, happy, clean, and dry by becoming a volunteer at Catholic Charities Diaper Bank. Opportunities are available for office assistants, data entry personnel, and distribution assistants. Day, evening, and weekend hours are available. Hours are flexible and can be adjusted to meet your schedule. For more information, contact the Catholic Charities Diaper Bank at (302) 654 – 1184 or by email at DiaperBank@ccwilm.org.
You can also visit Catholic Charities website, www.cdow.org/charities, to learn about other volunteer opportunities as well as express your interest in volunteering.