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Caritas helps families, individuals, and veterans in need through emergency services and case management programs.
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Caritas is able to provide hope to those in need, due to the generosity of community partners and donors like you. Before the pandemic, 26% of Waco families were living in poverty and unable to meet basic needs. Now, during this unprecedented time, more families than ever before, are needing assistance. Your support helps us provide people with not only hope, but food and other emergency services, and the case management resources needed to help them begin their journey out of poverty. Thank you for donating today to support our mission.
To make a donation by mail, please send a check or money order made payable to Caritas of Waco to: 300 South 15th Street, Waco, TX 76701.

Special Events


Fan Club Drive 

June-July 2021
For the 26% of those living in poverty, this summer also means facing stifling heat with inadequate air conditioning and/or wondering how to pay higher utility bills while keeping food on the table for their family. Every summer, Caritas helps clients facing these realities by providing them with boxed fans and assisting with utility bills. Many of those they aid are elderly or disabled, and relief from the extreme heat can be life-saving for them. They also help to supply food to families struggling to feed their children during the summer months, many of whom receive federal free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year. Become a member of the Caritas “Fan Club,” by donating a new boxed fan or making a monetary gift. Monetary gifts will allow Caritas to purchase fans and provide utility assistance during the summer months for our most vulnerable community members.

A gift of:

  • $20.00 will cover the cost of one box fan.
  • $50.00 will allow Caritas to purchase 125 pounds of food.
  • $100.00 will help a family in danger of losing their water or electric service.
To make an online gift, please fill out our online donation form & write “Fan Club” in the comments section. To make a gift via mail, please send a check or money order payable to Caritas of Waco, to 300 South 15th Street, Waco, TX 76701. Please write “Fan Club” in the comments section.

Feast of Caring 

October 19, 2021
Join us for our popular “Dessert Off” with silent and live auctions at the Waco Convention Center, & a twist this year! Soup will be served by Waco famous, Lula Jane’s, while local caterers showcase their specialty desserts. Enjoy an evening of fun while raising awareness of those who face hunger and food insecurity ever day.

For sponsorship information, please contact Director of Development, Mary Beth Kauk at or call 254-753-4593 ext. 205.

Thank you to our Soup Sponsor:

Golf Classic

Thank you for making the 2021 Golf Classic a success! 2022 information will be announced later this year. For sponsorship information, please contact Director of Development, Mary Beth Kauk at or call 254-753-4593 ext. 205.

Community Drives

  • Fan Club: Held in June, donate fans and funding (to assist with utility payments) to help keep seniors and families with children cool during the hot months. Funding helps purchase fans and food in addition to assistance with utility payments.
  • Food For Families: The largest one-day food drive in Texas. Held the Friday before Thanksgiving. Sponsored by H-E-B, KWTX, and Boy Scouts of America.
  • Stamp Out Hunger: Second Saturday in May, join postal carriers in donating food.
  • SOS: Help feed children during the summer months when they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meal programs.

For information on events or to plan your own drive or fundraiser to support Caritas, please reach out to Director of Development Mary Beth Kauk at or call 254-753-4593 ext. 205.

Making A Difference Together

"Supporting Caritas means supporting our neighbors, collectively fighting to end poverty and hunger in our community while simultaneously ensuring others have access to basic healthcare and job opportunities."

Carole Fergusson, Caritas Board Member

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300 South 15th St., Waco, Texas 76701
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