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Creating Hope for Families in Need

A lost job, a car that broke down, an unexpected medical bill... these are all situations that could happen to anyone. However, for the more than 200 families that we see at Catholic Charities every day, it means no longer being able to put food on the table and telling your children that they'll have to go to bed hungry.

This past Christmas, we met a family made up of two grandparents, two parents and eight children living in a single family household. The grandfather, who was nearly 80 years old, had never once in his lifetime owned a new coat until he visited Catholic Charities that cold December day.

Our community and those who give to Catholic Charities are true angels to these families. It is because of your generosity that we are able to provide food, clothing, housing support, educational programs, job training, and financial management to those most vulnerable throughout the entire year.

Last year, we served over 140,000 men, women and children in crisis from Merced to Kern counties. We are dedicated to doing the most good with the generous donations made to Catholic Charities and are proud to share that 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into our programs and services that provide help and create hope for those seeking assistance.

You can also make a donation by phone by calling (559) 237-0851. If you would like to donate towards programs and services for one site specifically (Fresno, Merced or Bakersfield), please select your desired designation and we guarantee that your donation will stay within the community you intend. We also accept checks, appreciate stock or other assets, bequests and other planned gifts, honorary and memorial gifts, corporate donations and employer matching gifts, or vehicle donations. To learn more about making a planned gift, please click here or contact Jeff Negrete at (559) 237-0851.

Any donation large or small makes a BIG difference to a family in crisis. Thank you for allowing us to be a bridge of hope for those in the greatest of need.

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