How You Can Help

At Catholic Charities, we’re blessed to receive tremendous support from several organizations in the community. However, we heavily rely on individual donations to support our programs. We hope that you will find it in your heart to support our efforts through a fully tax-deductible contribution. Your generosity will help change lives.

$1,000 = Keeps one family safe by paying rent, utilities and groceries for one month.

$500 = Pays an average 2 month utility bill for one family, keeping their power turned on.

$100 = Provides groceries for a family of four for three days.

$50 = Purchases various items to meet a family's critical needs, such as gas, food, diapers or school supplies.

$25 = Purchase of an Angel Kit to include some of the following items for a family: personal grooming items, towels, laundry items, kitchen items or cleaning supplies.

Catholic Charities also accepts the following items which are very valuable to those we help:

  • used furniture and household items in good condition
  • used bicycles in good condition
  • used cars in running condition

There are also many other ways that you can support Catholic Charities’ work supporting individuals in need through Northeast Florida. View some of our programs below to learn more.

Angel Kits

Through our ministries and programs, Catholic Charities of Jacksonville serves a variety of people, many of whom have next to nothing. Angel Kits contain items which cannot be purchased using government assistance programs, such as food stamps.

If you, your church, club or school would like to help, please consider putting together one or more of the Angel Kits described below. Each kit should consist of new items placed in a single container and ready for delivery. Be creative! Fill a laundry basket with cleaning supplies, a wastebasket with kitchen essentials or any other suitable container that can be presented as a gift.

To donate items for Angel Kits, please contact us at

Kitchen Kit
Dish Soap/Dishwasher Detergent
Sponges/Scouring Pads
Pot Holders
Kitchen Towels
Kitchen Trash Can (30 gal.)
Kitchen Trash Bags (30 gal.)
Storage Bags (Ziplock-type)
Plastic Wrap
Aluminum Foil
Wax Paper
Paper Towels

Bathroom Kit
Towels/Wash Cloths
Bath Mat/Bathroom Rug
Shower Curtain & Rings
Toilet Paper/Kleenex
Small Trash Can
Small Plastic Trash Can Bags
Toilet Bowl Cleaner/Brush
First Aid Kit
Insect Repellent

Pre-School Kids Kit (3-5)
Child/Youth Toothbrushes
Small Toys/Stuffed Animals
Child's themed cups & dishes
Sippy Cups
Beginner Books
Coloring Books/crayons
Age Appropriate Games
Night Lights
Hair Clips

Personal Grooming Kit
Bars of Soap
Hair Brushes/Combs
Nail Clippers
Shaving Cream
Disposable Safety Razors
Deodorant (men/women)
Hand/Body Lotion

Cleaning Kit
Laundry Basket
Laundry Detergent/Bleach
Clothes Pins
Bucket/Mop & Broom
Sponges/Scrub Brushes
Mild Abrasive Cleaner
Glass or All Surface Cleaner
Paper Towels

Baby Kit (0-3)
Baby Powder/Shampoo
Disposable Diapers/Diaper Bag
Diaper Rash Ointment
Baby Wipes/Q-Tips
Child's Blankets
Age Appropriate Toys
Bath Toys
Baby Bottles
Baby oil
Electric plug covers


Book Corner

In an effort to promote reading and literacy, Catholic Charities stocks bookcases with new and used children’s books (age level preschool to 8th grade) for children who come in with their parents for appointments at our Agency. The books help to entertain the children while their parent(s) meet with a caseworker. Children are also encouraged to take a few books home with them when they go.

If you are able to donate any children’s books, please contact us at 354-4846, extension 269 or

Food Program

Food is one the most basic human needs and Catholic Charities works to ensure that people in the community do not go hungry. In order to do this, Catholic Charities needs donations of non-perishable food items. Companies, organizations, groups and individuals are strongly encouraged to organize food drives or make donations to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.

Acceptable Non-Perishable Food Items Include:

  • Canned goods - such as, black beans, chili, soup, canned meat, spaghetti sauce, etc.
  • Rice (1-3 lb. bags)
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly

For more information, please call 354-4846, extension 269.

Furniture Donations

Catholic Charities accepts household and furniture donations for our Refugee Resettlement Program. Arriving families need furniture and other household items, including sofas, dining tables and chairs, dishes, silverware, pots and pans, linens, blankets, vacuum cleaners, TVs, and bicycles that are in good, working condition.

Please contact us at if you are interested in donating household and furniture items.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Catholic Charities. Each year, many caring, committed individuals offer their time, talent and treasure to further our vitally important mission. We hope you will consider joining our ranks. Opportunities are many, with a need for skills in areas as diverse as special events, accounting, data management, information technology, clerical, reception, food service, fundraising and more.We invite you to contact us to learn more about how you can help make this a better community.

Our volunteer hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at (904) 354-4846 ext. 269.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Women’s Guild
  • Office Helper
  • Refugee Resettlement Mentor
  • Food For The Hungry

Refugee Resettlement Mentor

The Refugee Resettlement office was created to help families achieve self-sufficiency in the shortest possible time.

Our Agency currently works with a number of dedicated volunteers who act as mentors. They volunteer their time supporting a recently arrived refugee family by introducing them to American life and helping them transition to the Jacksonville community.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a refugee family, please contact us at

Women's Guild

Volunteers come to Catholic Charities in all shapes and sizes; young and old, friends and family, students and teachers, individuals who work and those who have retired. They help in many ways - distributing food, filing, entering data, taking clients to appointments, assisting with special events and the list goes on. One path to volunteering is our Women’s Guild. Our Guild is not about meeting, but about doing and you can tailor your membership to fit your lifestyle, responding to opportunities as you are able. The time and treasure you give is completely up to you and your donation, no matter what, is always greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at