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.

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.

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.

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 for information on volunteering opportunities..

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • 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