"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."

Asking for help isn’t easy, especially at Christmas when you want to give your family a warm and happy memory or if you are facing another holiday alone. Every year, many people find themselves in these situations, struggling with financial burdens or facing emotional stress—sometimes both.

Catholic Charities staff in our three office locations in Johnstown, Altoona and Bellefonte work with our neighbors during the Christmas holiday and all year long to connect those who need help to critical resources like heating and other types of utility and financial assistance, and even counseling. 

These resources are made possible by your generosity. On behalf of our staff and advisory board at Catholic Charities, thank you for giving with a joyful heart. Many of you give every time we ask, and we understand that others can afford to give once or twice a year; no matter how often or how much, your gifts make a difference.

Thank you and God bless you.