Catholic Social Services: How to Help or Receive Help

Contact Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

To donate: visit

(202) 772-4394

Catholic Charities
ATTN: Annual Giving
924 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

To donate goods, please email [email protected] and specify what items you wish to donate.

To volunteer: If you or your organization is interested in serving the Washington, D.C., and Maryland communities, email [email protected] or visit

Cup of Joe Breakfast Bags

Cup of Joe is a breakfast-packaging program that serves men and women in Catholic Charities’ shelters. More than 1,000 people stay in the shelters every night, and the program helps to provide a breakfast to those who leave the shelter each morning.

Volunteer to pack the bags at the SHARE Food Network arehouse or host your own Cup of Joe with a large group at a location and time of your choice.

Please contact Lydia Pearl Monroe at
[email protected] for more information.

The Saint Maria’s Meals Program

Every Tuesday evening, Saint Maria’s Meals Van provides nutritious food for low income families and individuals in the area. Volunteers serve meals to participants and assist in the set up and breakdown of the program. There is also a Friday Morning Breakfast Program. For more information contact Lydia Pearl Monroe at [email protected].

Sponsor the Catholic Charities Gala

The Catholic Charities Gala is the largest source of fundraising support for the 58 Catholic Charities programs that serve more than 142,000 people. Different sponsorship levels are available. Call (202) 772-4331 to learn more.

Volunteer and Join the SHARE Food Network

SHARE offers affordable, nutritious groceries that are sold through volunteer-run locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Volunteer on Saturday morning to bag dry food items such as potatoes, rice, and onions in preparation for the monthly food distribution, or on a Friday or Saturday to assist with the distribution of food. Volunteers assist senior citizens, load vehicles with food packages, make sure people get the correct amount of food items, and greed people who come to SHARE to pick up their good packages.

Call 1-800-21-SHARE to learn more.

Christmas Angel Tree

Every year, Angel Tree provides hundreds of presents to local kids by connecting generous donors with a child or family in need at Christmas.

Email [email protected] to learn more.

Spanish Catholic Center Food Pantry

The Spanish Catholic Center’s Family Support Programs help clients gain access to food, clothing, shelter, medicine and publiclu funded health insurance. Email [email protected] to learn more.

New York Avenue Men’s Shelter

New York Avenue Men’s Shelter provides emergency shelter every single night of the year. The shelter offers a hot meal, shower, place to stay off the streets, and access to a case manager. Email [email protected] to learn more.

Saint Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families

To donate, visit:


Saint Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
4901 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
(Check payable to “Saint Ann’s Center”)

To donate goods: Visit for a list of items Saint Ann’s currently needs.

To volunteer: Visit, email [email protected] or call (301)559-5500 ext. 168 to learn more.

Victory Housing

To donate: Download a donation form at and mail to:
Victory Housing, Inc.
11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 505
Rockville, MD 20852
(Check payable to “Victory Housing, Inc.”).

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

To find out how to help, please contact the Archdiocesan Council at [email protected] or contact your parish.

Christ Child Society

There are many one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities with the Society. To volunteer or donate: Visit, call 202-966-9250 or email at [email protected].