"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."

You’ve probably heard about LIHEAP, a government program that helps families afford to heat their homes during Pennsylvania’s typically lengthy cold season.

But what if this safety net isn’t available to everyone who needs it? What if our most vulnerable neighbors—seniors, children, those with chronic illness—can’t receive the help they need? This year, it’s a real possibility. Find out what Catholic Charities is doing in response.

Saint Vincent de Paul Societies' food bank in Hastings, PA has secured a generous grant totaling $37,000 from Catholic Charities USA to establish a food pantry in an area struggling with food insecurity. The grant will allow for organizations in the area to collaborate together to expand access to food banks—find out more below.

Dust off your cards and daubers, Black Tie Bingo is coming! Catholic Charities is hosting Black Tie Bingo on Thursday, November 9 in Johnstown. It may say Black Tie, but this is a fun night to raise money for an important program and resource; loosen your tie and be creative! Black Tie Bingo will be a night of games, food, and drinks with friends and family. All proceeds will directly support the Martha & Mary House, which has lifted more than 230 Cambria County residents out of homelessness, setting them on the path to employment, permanent housing, and a brighter future! Get your tickets now, space is limited!

When you respond to this urgent request, you will. Each year, thousands of your neighbors come to us seeking Emergency Financial Assistance. Facing significant events that jeopardize their financial security--such as a loss of income or a devastating medical diagnosis--they need temporary support to get back on their feet.

You can make a life-changing impact with your gift, helping us to help a family pay their electric bill, purchase vital medications, or avoid eviction.

Click here to learn more and to make your donation.

As stewards of your donations, we strive to frequently bring you notes of thanks from clients whose lives were changed thanks to your generosity.

We recently received this letter of appreciation: "I wanted to thank you again for all of your help with my electric bill. It's been a challenging two and a half years. If it hadn't been for my faith, I don't know what I would have done. God has perfect timing and always finds a way to pull me through. This time, He used you."

Help us help more families like this one. Your ongoing support truly does change lives in our Diocesan service area.

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