CARE Project

MATTHEW 5:16

Care Project

The Catholic Community Foundation is called to help the many front-line agencies within our community fulfill their missions. We strive to be the "servant of servants" in our Diocese by bridging the gap between faithful philanthropists and those most in need.

If you want to support our local agencies, below is a list of some ways you can respond to those making an impact on the front lines.

Looking for a way to help us build the future of our community through sound investing? Contribute to our Forever Fund endowments.

Human Services

2 Fish and 5 Loaves

A ministry focused on changing lives of homeless in Central/South Phoenix. Embracing the Gospel of John where Jesus used five loaves and two fish to feed a multitude, our volunteers bring food to the streets while preaching the gospel. Volunteers and donors reach 50 - 100 individuals weekly in Central Phoenix.

Needs:

  • 12x12 pop up tents
  • Foldable tables and chairs
  • Bottled water
  • Chaffing fuel
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Items can be brought to the Outreach on 24th Street and Washington, in Phoenix, every Saturday between 8 AM and 12 PM or at 2933 W Maldonado Ave, Phoenix 85041

Andre House

André House is a ministry to the homeless and poor populations of the Phoenix area.

Needs:

  • Disposable water bottles
  • Back packs
  • Blankets
  • Small travel size lotion
  • Family size shampoo and conditioner
  • Men’s pants
  • Men’s underwear (all sizes)
  • Women’s underwear (size 5-8)
  • Deodorant
  • Women’s socks
  • Foot powder
  • Washcloths
  • Nail clippers

Bring donations to the Hospitality Center, 213 S 11th Ave Phoenix 85007 Monday through Thursday 10:30-noon and 1:30-4PM

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Provides access to private education for high-achieving, under-resourced children most often from south, central, and west Phoenix.

Needs:

  • Visit AmazonSmile to view full list of details here
  • Amazon eGift cards and email to alopez@bhgh.org
  • Host a “socially distant” school supply drive with your work or social group.

Email Angela Lopez at alopez@bhgh.org or call 602.266.4873.

First Way Pregnancy Center

Provides free resources which support life affirming choices. This is accomplished through a loving and non-judgmental approach with peer counseling, education and practical services.

Center Needs:

  • Size 3,4,5,6 diapers
  • Size 0-3 month boy outfits
  • Staples gift cards for office supplies
  • CVS gift cards for prenatal vitamins
  • Stamps
  • Diaper bags
  • Walmart gift cards for: diapers, baby wash, baby lotion, maternity clothes, new baby furniture

Bring items to First Way Pregnancy Center Tuesday – Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM.

DONATE HERE: First Way Pregnancy Center Catholic Savings Fund

Maggie’s Place

Provides food, shelter, supplies, support, and hope for hundreds of the Valley’s most vulnerable, homeless pregnant women and children.

Needs:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal care supplies

Paz de Cristo

Serves as a single resource for the homeless, unemployed, working poor and other needy residents in the Phoenix East Valley.

Needs:

  • Bottled water

St. Joseph the Worker

Provides individualized support from professional Employment Specialists, access to computers for job searching, mock interviews, effective strategies to explain gaps in employment, professional clothing and transportation support.

Needs:

  • Thirst Aid: Water and Heat-Relief Resource Drive
  • Collecting monetary donations to purchase water and heat-relief resources, including:
  • Sunscreen and chapstick
  • Shampoo and deodorant
  • New socks and underwear
  • Hats and protective gear
  • Bus fare for transportation

DONATE HERE

Sojourner Center

Sojourner Center's mission is to provide a continuum of multicultural services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence in Arizona.

Virtual volunteer opportunity:

Looking for volunteers to record themselves reading children’s stories that they can play in their child development center. The video should be anywhere from 5-15 min long. Upload the video to a shared site like YouTube or google docs and send the link to share with their teachers.

Contact: April de la Torre, adelatorre@sojournercenter.org

Catholic Schools

St. Gregory Catholic School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • Chromebooks
  • Touchscreen Chromebook
  • Cleaning and sanitizing supplies
  • Face masks (adult and children)
  • Storage container for their file cabinets and other items that need to be removed from classroom to allow for proper distancing

St. Matthew Catholic School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Thermometers

DONATE HERE: St. Matthew School Endowment

Most Holy Trinity Catholic School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • Portable handwashing stations
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Brooms with a dustpan
  • IPads
  • IPad cases
  • Chromebooks
  • Webcams
  • Document camera

St. Catherine of Siena School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • Webcams
  • Redcat Audio Clarity from lightspeed www.lightspeed-tek.com/product/redcat/
  • GoMath Online portion (K-8)
  • Superkids (K-2) books and online
  • Shurley Grammar books and interactive online portion grades (K-8)
  • iPads
  • Chromebooks

St. Jerome Catholic School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • Chromebooks
  • Portable hand-washing stations
  • Licensing fees for IXL – Math and Language Arts
  • Hooks for backpacks to keep separated

St. John Vianney Catholic School, Goodyear

Needs:

  • IPads
  • Clorox wipes
  • Protective masks
  • Gloves

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Phoenix

Needs:

  • iPads
  • Chromebooks
  • Mobile P.A. System
  • Personal protection equipment (masks, shields, disposable gowns, non-latex gloves)
  • 2’x3’ plexiglass screens with slot supports
  • AED defibrillator kits
  • Hand-pump flashlights and siren
  • Steel doorstop safety systems for lockdown
  • Heavy duty convertible and regular dolly with rubber tires
  • Indoor leather basketballs (official size and women’s size) and indoor leather volleyballs
  • Basketball and volleyball rolling racks and rolling baskets
  • Rubbermaid resin shed 2’7”x5’
  • Lakeshore Watch It Flow water table
  • Keep it Safe traffic signs
  • Maze balance board
  • Motor Skills Basic
  • Hideaway log chair with cushion
  • Super Connect 4 Stand Up game
  • Shade structure for 12’x12’ area
  • Office and classroom furnishings
  • Trophy case