"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."
We have received reports from several local parishioners stating that they received a telephone call soliciting for contributions to Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities does not solicit for individual contributions by telemarketing. Currently, Catholic Charities solicits support by mail, email, our website, www.catholiccharitiesaj.org, and our annual second collection in November.
If you receive a call seeking contributions for Catholic Charities, please feel free to contact our office at 944-9388.
Committed to serving the people of central Pennsylvania without regard for race, ethnic origin, religious belief, or financial means, through the generosity of donors from the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese, from the communities we serve, and from the United Ways in Cambria-Somerset Counties, Clinton, Centre County and Blair County.
The mission of Catholic Charities is carried out under the direction of the Most Reverend Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johstown
In our communities, some individuals and families are thriving. This can make it easy to overlook the fact that many others are in need. Friends and neighbors—maybe some that you know from church, school, or work—are working hard every day to support their families and to make ends meet. But despite their best efforts, they’re still struggling.
No one can better express what we do than those who work with us and those we serve.
Here are just a few of their comments.
“Catholic Charities has had a great impact on our family. They were a lending hand when our electricity was turned off. We were very thankful to have someone to reach out to when we were facing hard times.”
Learn how Catholic Charities partners with The United Way and other local agencies, like Interfaith Human Services, to meet the financial needs of our clients.
(From The Centre Daily Times)
This is the fourth and final entry in the CDT’s series on the United Way’s 2016 campaign.
The weeks prior have focused on the areas of health and education and how the agencies involved are approaching the same goal from multiple angles, often overlapping in their quest to help a single client.
When it comes to financial services, the story remains more or less the same.
Today, a minimum wage salary is creating an alarming shortage in the cost of living, leaving families in a devastating situation. While many don’t qualify for government assistance, they are not making enough to afford basic necessities like housing, utilities, and critical medications.
With bitter cold winter months just around the corner, they face potential homelessness or lack of heat, which can be life-threatening for sick and elderly individuals and infants and children, who are especially vulnerable to the cold.
Learn more about the impact Pennsylvania's housing crisis is making on our community and how Catholic Charities is lightening the load for low-income families.
"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
Those are the words of Mother Teresa, who was canonized earlier this month.
Will you follow in Saint Teresa’s footsteps today and do a small thing with great love? Find out how you can do this through Catholic Charities.