Compassionate Assistance and Helpful Guidance
When you give to Catholic Charities, do you know the full scope of your generosity? First, your support makes sure our doors are open to all—anyone who needs help can seek our assistance, regardless of their faith. Catholic Charities does not exist to help Catholics, it exists to help donors of all faiths help their neighbors.
Making a Difference in Centre County
Thank you to the donors who helped Catholic Charities raise $3,410 in Centre Gives! This year’s Centre Gives event was one for the record books with 17,104 gifts totaling $1,839,143.
Re-opening Plans for Office Locations
Catholic Charities office locations have been temporarily closed to clients, but staff have been helping to fulfill requests by telephone and email. Counseling services have also continued by phone.
Save the Date for Centre Gives
No matter where you live, you can support Catholic Charities in Centre Gives, a 36-hour online fundraising event organized by the Centre Foundation.
Early Recognition for Matthew 25 Youth Award Winner
Catholic Charities received many worthwhile nominations for its Annual Recognition Dinner, which has now been postponed. We would like to recognize a Matthew 25 Youth Award winner now, as he is a high school senior and will be graduating this year.
Still Offering Help & Hope, Despite Office Closures
Thanks to your generous support, Catholic Charities can continue to be a beacon of hope for neighbors in need. Find out how we are still serving local communities, with your help.
Save the Date: Annual Recognition Dinner
Mark your calendar for this year’s Annual Recognition Dinner and the presentation of the Msgr. William M. Griffin Humanitarian Award and the Matthew 25 Youth Humanitarian Award. Get the details.
Nominations Open for Annual Recognition Dinner
Do you know someone in our Diocese—an adult or young person—who lives out their faith regularly through acts of service, volunteerism and charity? Send your nomination for the Annual Recognition Dinner. Find out how.
Requests Reveal Areas of Greatest Need in our Communities
As always, winter is a difficult time for the most vulnerable individuals and families across our 8-county Diocesan area. All three of Catholic Charities offices are receiving requests for emergency financial assistance to help in three key areas. Here they are.
Sharing Christ's Love at Christmas
Your generosity helps individuals and families in your community afford basic necessities—food, shelter, heat, electricity. It also does something much more profound. Your generosity shares Christ’s love.
Don’t Forget to Give While You Shop!
Remember that there’s an easy way to contribute to Catholic Charities through Amazon Smile. Start your shopping at Amazon at Smile.Amazon.com and search and select Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown from the Charity List section. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
Cambria County’s Only Emergency Shelter Offers Safe, Secure Housing as Winter Arrives
There’s no good time of the year to be homeless. Everyone deserves to live with dignity in safe, secure housing, year-round. But as colder months arrive, the availability of emergency shelter is especially important.