Looking for ways to support our local community? Here are six simple ways to help the children, families and seniors served through the ministry of Catholic Charities.

1. Donate gift cards to help people in need purchase food, medications and other necessities.

  • Publix
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Wawa
  • Bookstores

For more information, contact Heather Knoop at 407-658-1818 ext.1023.

 

2. Volunteer to help distribute food to people in need in Orlando or Lakeland.

Need volunteer hours for a scholarship, Confirmation or school service hours? Want to do team building with your co-workers, sports team or club? Volunteer at a mobile food drop!

Orlando: 50 or more volunteers are needed to help distribute food at each of our mobile food drops held a few times a month. There are several shifts available between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on drop days. Groups are welcome! Click here for dates and more.

Lakeland: 40 or more volunteers are needed to help distribute food at mobile food pantries in the Polk and Highland county areas. Groups are welcome! Click here to learn more.

For more information, contact Carly Matthews at 407-658-1818 ext. 1026.

 

3. Donate gifts for children, teens and adults of all ages, including:

  • art supplies
  • craft kits – painting, science experiments, beading, etc.
  • coloring books and crayons, colored pencils, gels pens, etc.
  • sports balls (basket ball, soccer ball, volleyball, etc.)
  • books and journals
  • puzzles
  • board games
  • toys animals, action figures, barbies

For more information, contact Heather Knoop at 407-658-1818 ext.1023.

 

4. Collect personal care items for all ages, including:

  • toothbrushes
  • tooth paste
  • hand soap
  • body soap
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • deodorant
  • feminine care products

For more information, contact Heather Knoop at 407-658-1818 ext.1023.

 

5. Remember Catholic Charities when you shop online with Amazon Smile.

Select us as your charitable donation to support our programs each time you make a purchase: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1214353

 

6. Let us do the shopping by making a donation:

Make a Donation Online

Or send your donation to:

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
attn: Ways to Give
1819 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804

 

Your gift to Catholic Charities of Central Florida is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts received on or before December 31, 2017, may qualify for a 2018 income tax deduction. Letters for income tax purposes are mailed in January to all donors who have made a total gift of $250 or more to Catholic Charities of Central Florida.