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Monetary Donations

Your financial support enables the life-changing work of the Catherine McAuley Center. Through your gifts, we are able to not only provide housing and services for homeless individuals and families but also to create homes that are warm, safe, and caring, where women and children can rebuild their lives and regain a sense of dignity.

Donate by Mail
Simply send your check made payable to Catherine McAuley Center to:

Catherine McAuley Center
430 Pittston Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505

Donate Online
Click the "Donate Now" button below to make a donation online.

Send an email to Jenny Blanchard at jblanchard@catherinemcauleycenter.org if there is anything we should know about your gift (e.g. in memorium, raffle ticket purchase, etc.)  

The Catherine McAuley Center is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization. All donations in-kind and/or monetary are tax deductible.

 

In-Kind Donations

Families staying in the Catherine McAuley Center’s housing facilities, need the same household items you use at home. The following Wish List categorizes and details the items we usually need both at our emergency shelters and scattered site transitional housing. To make an in-kind donation, please contact the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton at 570-342-1342, or the Catherine McAuley House in Plymouth at 570-779-2801.

Housekeeping &
Maintenance Supplies

Trash Bags
Light Bulbs
Tissues
Laundry Detergent
Paper Towels
Spray Starch
Washcloths
Toilet Paper
Floor Cleaner
Dishwashing Liquid
Glass Cleaner
Aluminum Foil
Towels
Fabric Softener
Furniture Polish
Freezer Bags
Lysol
Sponges
Bleach
Paper Napkins

Resident Supplies
Diapers
Advil
Cold Tablets
Bacitracin
Neosporin
Baby Wipes
Children’s Tylenol
Desiten
Bath Soap (esp. Body Wash)
Toothpaste
Band-Aids
Cough Syrup
Cold Tablets
Vaseline
Women’s Hygiene Products
Baby Powder
Shampoo/Conditioner
Hydrogen Peroxide
Cough Drops
Deodorant
Mouthwash
Hand Towels
Bath Towels
Alarm Clocks
Flatware (no real silver)
Pots & Pans
Slippers
Socks
Hair brushes 

Food Items
Sugar
Flour
Dried Pasta
Canned Meat & Fish
Condiments
Canned Tomatoes
Honey
Coffee/Tea
Frozen Vegetables
Canned Soups
Juice
Peanut Butter
Dairy Products
Spaghetti Sauce
Cereals
Jelly
Pancake Mix/Syrup
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Rice
Beans
Dehydrated potatoes

Housing Supplies
Picture Hooks
Paint (Semi-Gloss, Neutral)
Carpeting
Caulking
Clothes Hangers
Laundry Baskets
Fans
NEW Blankets, Sheets, and Bedspreads, (Full & Twin only)

Office Supplies
Copier Paper
Computer Labels
Plain Envelopes
Manila File Folders
Post-It Notes
4 x 9 Left Window Envelopes


What if the items I want to donate aren't on this list? 
 Click here for a list of local non-profit donation sites and the items they will or won't accept. 
 
 

Donation Drives

 
 

Want to host a donation drive to help meet a specific need but aren't sure what we're looking for this time of year? Contact us at 570-342-1342 for ideas.   

 

Donor Spotlight: Pathways Consulting group

 

 
Established in 2006, Pathways Consulting Group services the metropolitan New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England and Mid-Atlantic region, helping organizations align IT with their business goals, but the firm’s headquarters is right here in Olyphant, PA.

When Pathways launched its WeCare Community Outreach Program two years ago, the company felt it was important to contribute to organizations within the greater Scranton area where most of its team members live.

It was one of those team members who nominated The Catherine McAuley Center as a beneficiary of the program’s efforts.

“We were so inspired by what Catherine McAuley Center does for the women and children in the area that we felt strongly we needed to include you,” explained Pathways representative Ashley Guyt.

Before COVID-19, the WeCare program would collect monetary donations throughout a given month or two. At the end of that time, they would go on a shopping trip, purchase as many items as they could off a list of needed items, and then drop them off at the Center.

This past May, they were able to collect $750 in cash donations while some team members ordered new bed linens for McAuley clients and had them shipped directly to the Center. Collections have continued through the month of June.

“When COVID19 struck, we couldn’t help but think about all you do and the incredible struggles you must be going through to continue to provide your services to the woman and children who so desperately depend on the Center,” Guyt said. “We are truly amazed to see how you have responded and continue to do everything that you possibly can during these difficult times. We feel honored to continue to help.”

As if that were not generous enough, WeCare Community Outreach also participated in the Catherine McAuley Center’s Adopt-A-Family program last holiday season and is looking forward to purchasing gifts for another family this winter.

Thank you, Pathways Consulting Group!