Ways to Give


“Most donations are invisible – except to the people they affect.”  – Anonymous

At Catholic Charities, your donation is certainly not invisible. We witness each day the results that your kindness and generosity make possible for those in need. Your financial gift is visible in the lives of the over 100,000 individuals each year who come to us for help. In partnership with you, Catholic Charities can address human suffering by providing caring service to those in need. It’s our mission, and your gift helps everyday.

Click here to donate now.

Gifts in Celebration & Remembrance

Remember those who have passed away by generously lending a hand to those in need.

Making a gift to Catholic Charities to celebrate important events like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations or weddings, commemorates the occasion and creates a positive impact for the most vulnerable within our community.

Workplace Giving Campaigns

Catholic Charities participates in many workplace giving campaigns, including the United Way of Delaware and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign, the State Employee Campaign, and the Maryland Charity Campaign.

You can also choose to give to Catholic Charities by participating in Amazon Smile, GoodSearch, and GoodShop. Just choose Catholic Charities Wilmington as your agency when you register.

Goods Donations

Donations to Catholic Charities can take many forms.

We are always in need of various items to meet the needs of our most vulnerable clients. Here’s how you can help!


  • Canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups, meals
  • Boxes of cereal, pancake mix, pasta, rice, macaroni & cheese, baking mix, boxed meals, crackers
  • Shelf-stable milk, like evaporated or dry, juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix, instant breakfasts
  • Jars of peanut butter and jelly
  • Condiments: spreads, ketchup, mustard, relish, barbecue sauce, pickles, honey and pancake syrup
  • Cooking oil
  • Laundry detergent, dish detergent, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Diapers, diaper wipes, baby food, baby cereal
  • Grocery store gift cards


The Thrift Center can pick up furniture, appliances, and large donations. Call 302-764-2717 to schedule a pickup. Click here for days we most likely will be in your area.

Some items cannot be accepted by the Thrift Center. Because of safety concerns, we cannot accept:

Cribs or playpens
Car seats (any size child)
Exercise equipment
Medical equipment of any kind

Because of space limitations at our facility, we do not accept:

Entertainment centers/wall units/TV cabinets
Pianos or organs
China cabinets or credenzas
Pool/Billiard tables
Televisions (accepted dependent on inventory)

Because we cannot test the operability of items, we do not accept:

Gas stoves
Dryers older than 5 years

We cannot schedule a pickup for only clothing or small household items donations. We will gladly take these items when we are accepting a larger donation such as furniture. All donations must be located on ground floor for pick up.

Planned Giving

With a plan, you can make a lasting difference on the future of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington while keeping your future goals for you and your loved ones secure.

Please consider including Catholic Charities in your estate planning.
For more information, please click here.

Annual Tribute Dinner

Each year, Catholic Charities honors outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to addressing the well-being of our communities’ most vulnerable – our mission. We bestow upon these remarkable persons the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award, created in 1989 in memory of Msgr. Reese, a community activist and longtime director of Catholic Social Services, the forerunner of Catholic Charities. To learn more about this year’s event and the opportunities of sponsorship and tickets, please click here.

Vehicle Donations

car driver signing a donation papers for charity

Catholic Charities is now accepting donations of cars and other motor vehicles to support its programs benefiting the most vulnerable in our communities. In addition to automobiles, we accept donated trucks, boats, RVs and motorcycles. Donors can make the gift at no cost to them. Catholic Charities will accept all vehicle donations regardless of condition or registration status, arrange for vehicle pickup, if necessary, and provide the donor with an IRS tax receipt for their records.

Click here to donate a vehicle or call 1-844-940-GIVE (1-844-940-4483)

Please Donate to Catholic Charities

Making a gift to Catholic Charities is so important! Your passion to help those in need makes meaningful differences in the lives of more than 100,000 children, women and men of all faiths each year. Thank you!

Your gift will go to our area of greatest need. If you would like to designate your gift to a specific ministry, please click here.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call 302-655-9624. We are happy to help.