Donation Options

Catholic Charities is committed to helping the poor and vulnerable throughout the Diocese of Gary. Last year, more than 10,000 individuals and families from Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties in Northwest Indiana benefited from various services offered by Catholic Charities, including emergency assistance, counseling (individual, family and school-based), and Gateway supportive housing. This would not be possible without the tremendous support and dedication from donors like you.

In addition to making a one-time donation, you can also set up a recurring monthly deduction from your personal PayPal account. To arrange for this type of deduction, please click the donate button next to the amount you would like to contribute each month to the Catholic Charities.

Thank you in advance for your support and dedication to helping Catholic Charities fulfill its mission of providing help and creating hope to those in need – we truly appreciate it!

One Time Donation
$25 a month donation
$50 a month donation
$75 a month donation
$100 a month donation
$250 a month donation

The Importance of Giving

Charity and justice demand that believers strive to uphold the dignity and worth of every human being, especially the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, people with special needs, immigrants and the incarcerated. This is why our Church feeds, houses, educates and heals more people than any other single institution on the planet. Domestically, Catholic Charities offers a great quantity and quality of service to struggling families and individuals in need throughout the Diocese of Gary community.

The programs administered by Catholic Charities are designed to promote self-sufficiency; to offer a hand up to a better future rather than a hand out leading to dependence on others. Counseling, emergency assistance, nutrition education, supportive housing and utility assistance are just some of the services offered to those most in need; those on the margins of society. While alleviating immediate suffering, Catholic Charities helps people recognize their own dignity, strengths, talents and the opportunities to use those gifts to actively participate in their own lives, in the lives of their families and in their communities.

Although our people heroically serve the needy in so many generous ways, we must not become complacent to the poverty that is still very prevalent throughout our Diocese. Now more than ever, we must continue to make a conscious effort to do our part to support the dignity, justice and mercy that every person should receive as a child of God.

Poverty has been defined as a “lack of resources.” We do not all have time to work in a food pantry or volunteer at a homeless shelter; but we all can share our resources with those less fortunate. As Pope Francis reminds us, “Take care of God’s creation. But above all, take care of people in need.”

Catholic Charities can only help the poor and vulnerable of our beloved Diocese of Gary when you show that you care by sharing your resources with love and generosity. As we continue to fulfill our mission of providing and advocating for the physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor and vulnerable, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of people coming to Catholic Charities for assistance. Therefore, funding for the programs we provide has become even more critical. Please consider making a difference in the life of fellow community members who are in great need by contributing to Catholic Charities today.

Help meet the Challenge...

Catholic Charities is supported by the generosity of many people and organizations sharing our mission of service to the community. There are ways you can help:

  • Make an unrestricted cash donation
  • Designate your contribution to a specific program
  • Remember Catholic Charities in your will or trust
  • Give a gift of appreciated securities, real estate or tangible property
  • Volunteer your time and talents
  • Donate a used vehicle
  • Call to make a donation using Visa, Mastercard or Discover

Donate Your Car

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat by visiting and they'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!
Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then their team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, they will provide you proper tax forms in time to file.

Please click below for more information. Thank you for your support!


Donate your car
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For more information, please contact:

Jeff Stur – Director of Communications and Advancement
Phone: 219-886-3549 ext. 102

We help those in need.

Catholic Charities is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. We will not sell or trade your personal information to any other entity.

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