Special Events

Catholic Charities fundraisers provide support towards our programs and services that assist those in the greatest of need throughout the entire year. Approximately 15% of our annual revenue is raised through these events that mean so much to so many. It means being able to feed a hungry family, provide a toy to a child at Christmas, offer diapers to a single mother, and expand services in a way never done before throughout all eight counties within the Diocese of Fresno. Your support allows hope to be shared with those who are hungry, homeless, seeking refuge, disaster-stricken, out-of-work and suffering every single day.

Volunteers are greatly needed to assist our clients at all three of our sites. Volunteer opportunities include everything from distributing meal boxes, sorting donations of food and clothing, welcoming clients and evaluating their needs, and even answering phones. No amount of time is too small to give! Contact any one of our three sites to see how you can get started and help create hope for families in need.

Service Projects

We are grateful for the support of so many friends throughout the 8-county Diocese of Fresno who are willing to share their time and talents to help those being served by Catholic Charities.

SAMPLE PROJECTS

We are grateful for the support of so many friends throughout the 8-county Diocese of Fresno who are willing to share their time and talents to help those being served by Catholic Charities. Below are sample service projects that you can do to provide service in your community and help Catholic Charities:

  • Eagle Scout projects
  • Girl Scout projects
  • Confirmation projects
  • Parish-wide service day activities
  • Company-wide service day of activities
  • Company-wide service day of activities
  • Young adult, college alumni, sorority or fraternity group activities
  • Senior groups

You can also help organize volunteer efforts for special projects such as:

  • Help put together emergency food bags for any of our three Food Pantries.
  • Host a baby shower collecting much-needed baby items for young, low-income mothers.
  • Host a wipe and formula drive for families with young children.
  • Host a hygiene drive, reach out to local dentists offices to see if they’d be willing to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste and put together small hygiene kits.
  • Host a coat and blanket drive for those anticipating the cold winter months.
  • Host a coat and blanket drive for those anticipating the cold winter months.
  • Consider collecting donations for our programs in lieu of gifts at birthday parties for adults or children.
  • Make inspirational, hand-made cards for those being served that we can place into our Food Pantry or Rural Outreach bags.
  • Organize a Day of Service for your company or school and volunteer just a few hours of time together as a group.
  • Adopt a Family during the Christmas season and provide gifts for those who otherwise would go without.
  • Make sandwiches or sack lunches for our Food Pantry to provide to our homeless clientele in addition to our standard Travel Pack that is provided.

Nov

22

Fresno Turkey Drive Donation

5:00 am — 7:00 pm

5035 E McKinley Ave, Fresno, CA 93727

Nov

19

Bakersfield Turkey Drive Donation

4:30 pm — 6:00 pm

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – 12300 Reina Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Nov

13

Merced Turkey Drive Donation

9:00 am — 2:30 pm

St. Patrick’s – 671 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340

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