Laffey-McHugh Foundation Awards $75,000 to Catholic Charities

January 8, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – The Laffey-McHugh Foundation recently awarded a $75,000 grant to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington for the Basic Needs Program. Catholic Charities will use this grant to support underserved low income families and individuals with case management, financial assistance, and community service referrals. In this challenging post-pandemic economy where unemployment, underemployment, and the cost of living all skyrocketed, many people are in imminent danger of eviction, foreclosure, or utility disconnections. The grant will provide Catholic Charities financial support to help administer the basic needs program, which assists people to avoid homelessness, regain financial stability, and identify resources available to build a sustainable future.

Todd Veale, Executive Director of The Laffey-McHugh Foundation, stated that the Foundation received many more requests for grants than it could support.  He noted, “In making the difficult decision to select initiatives with high impact, your request met our criteria.”

Fritz Jones, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, said, “Catholic Charities gratefully acknowledges this generous support from The Laffey-McHugh Foundation. Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program dates back to the 1960s and cares for households with financial stressors jeopardizing permanent housing. The grant will allow Catholic Charities to continue to support low-income households who need help paying for basic living expenses.”