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See all the latest news, events, and fundraising appeals… Right HERE!

The shaded portion of the bar above represents the progress made so far towards our Come Home To Catholic Charities Fund goal.  Our goal is to raise $275,000 by March 31, 2021!  Please help us fill in the bar!!

Gala 2020 was a huge success raising a record-breaking $275,000 to help fund Catholic Charities’ critical programs.

Due to pandemic restrictions and our concern for the health and safety of our friends, clients, and supporters, we have made the difficult decision not to hold our annual Gala in 2021.

While our signature fundraising event will not take place, the need still exists and, in fact, has increased due to the strain on families who were already struggling.

We need to raise $275,000 by March 31, 2021 to replace these funds.  We cannot reach this goal without you!

Over the next five months, we’ll share key messaging, more client stories, and progress toward achieving our sustaining goal.

Check back here often to see how we are progressing!!

Cooks with Collars

You may want to watch out for wayward waffles, singing priests, and disappearing cookies!

But whatever you do, don’t miss Cooks With Collars, a video competition between parish chefs that will leave you laughing (and probably hungry).

Here’s where to find all the action:  www.cookswithcollars.com

Cooks with Collars sponsorships benefit Catholic Charities.  This support is critical especially this year when we are not able to hold our Gala.

                                                                 Thank you to our sponsors:

            

                          

 

                           Ray & Teri Bishop     

               Anthony & Evelyn Carfango                    Von & Jane George 

 

To find our how YOU can sponsor this exciting event, contact Julie Scheck at 610-871-5200, ext. 2216, or 610-435-1541, ext. 342, or.

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Open Your Heart

Wow!  It looks like we’re going to be spending some time indoors as we experience this snowy show for a few days.
Imagine not having shelter in this driving wind and snow!  And not having friends or family members to turn to.

Today, we introduce #OpenYourHeartTuesdays!

Starting today and for the next 3 Tuesdays in February, we’ll spotlight a program or service offered by Catholic Charities to help families and individuals in our communities.

Please open your heart today to those who have no place to live!

Catholic Charities welcomes the homeless and near-homeless with a warm meal and a spirit of fellowship in its two soup kitchens – in Allentown and Pottsville.

A front-page story inthe Morning Call’s February 1st paper describes how Allentown’s new Commission on Homelessness is seeking funding for “a village of micro-shelters for the homeless; landlord engagement initiatives to help those facing eviction; and greater assistance to individuals and families grasping for a safety net.”

Rob Nicolella, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, is the co-chairperson of this homelessness commission.   He has worked for the agency for nearly 20 years and has seen how difficult it is to keep up with the need.

Will you help us continue these services?

If you are able, please make a gift right now by clicking the DONATE button below to help us continue programs and services to not only help the homeless, but to prevent homelessness in the first place.

We can ONLY do this together.  May God bless you for your compassion.

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All Souls Day

November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or All Souls.  On this day, we pray that all those who have died – our loved ones, and also those people around the world who we will never meet – through the mercy of God, will rest in peace.

To make a gift to Catholic Charities in memory of a loved one, click the DONATE button.  Provide the name of your loved one and his or her name will be included on the website and in our prayers.

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Veterans Day

Serving those who served for us, Catholic Charities assisted 135 Veterans in 2020.

Please consider a gift in honor or memory of a Veteran.

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Client's Story

67-year-old “Ann” was referred to Catholic Charities for assessment and counseling by her pastor.  Because the referral was made in the early stages of the pandemic, there were no face-to-face meeting, but weekly online counseling for three months.  Ann shared her fears and anxieties tht resulted from the pandemic.  Through active listening, empathic response, and other therapeutic intervention, Ann reported an increased ability to cope with these and other stressors.

Once she felt confident in the coping skills she learned through the sessions, Ann informed her counselor that she no longer felt the need for ongoing counseling.

“It was such a relief to have someone to take to and who understood me.  I didn’t realize that I could have counseling over the phone and thought I would have to deal with all my problems and issues alone because of the pandemic.  I can’t express how grateful I am that there was someone there to listen to me and to offer support and encouragement.”

Ann
Northampton County, PA

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Giving Tuesday

Global Day of Giving on December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities through acts of kindness, gifts of voice, time, talent or treasure.

Please consider making a specail gift to Catholic Charities.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide thousands of meals, blankets, coats, hats, and gloves at our soup kitchens in Allentown and Pottsville to those who would otherwise go hungry this winter.

When we raise our first $10,000, our generous supporters Pat and Sandy Corpora will match it – giving us an amazing jump start!

We can’t do this without YOU!    Just click the DONATE button.  Thank you for your generosity to help those in need.

"The counseling services that I received changed my life. They made me a better person."

Catholic Charities' mission is to provide compassionate human services with respect for the sanctity of all human life.

Your gift will feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, counsel those suffering with mental health issues and show respect for all, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability to pay.

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