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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

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

Food for Families 2022

 

Feast of Caring tickets now on sale!

 

Tuesday October 11, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, October 11, for our annual Soup and Dessert ‘Cook-Off’! Local caterers and restaurants will showcase their specialty soups and desserts, to earn your vote for ‘Best in Waco’. Enjoy an evening of fun with live and silent auctions, and our popular ‘Souper Spoons’ game, while raising awareness of those who face hunger and food insecurity every day. Get your tickets here! 

Call us today at 254-753-4593 x 205 to find out how you can get involved.

 

We had a lovely time golfing at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course while raising awareness of our neighbors who face hunger and food insecurity every day. Thank you to each of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made it possible! Stay tuned for our 2023 Caritas Golf Classic date announcement.

 

 

Thank you for making this year’s fan club a success!
For the 26% of those living in poverty, the 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 we aid are elderly or disabled, and relief from the extreme heat can be life-saving for them. We 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. Members of the Caritas “Fan Club,” donated new boxed fans and made monetary gifts which allowed us to purchase fans and provide utility assistance during the summer months for our most vulnerable community members.

A gift of:

  • $20.00 covered the cost of one box fan.
  • $50.00 allowed Caritas to purchase 125 pounds of food.
  • $100.00 helped a family in danger of losing their water or electric service.

Thank you to all who made the summer of 2022 a bit cooler for so many of our neighbors!

Community Events

  • H-E-B Help End Hunger: H-E-B’s across the state help local food pantries and banks in their local area, August-October. When checking out at your local H-E-B, look for the Help End Hunger tear-off pads at checkout and ask your cashier to add a $1, $3, or $5 donation to your grocery bill to benefit Caritas of Waco.
  • 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 Coleen Heaton at cheaton@caritas-waco.org or call 254-753-4593 ext. 205.

Making A Difference Together

"I support Caritas because I believe in the mission and see the need in our community. In addition to the food pantry and the many client services that are offered, I find it very beneficial that Caritas offers job training and certifications which allow the client to become self-sufficient. I encourage everyone to consider supporting Caritas, whether it be financially or as a volunteer. You’ll be amazed by the dedication of Caritas’s staff and actually see the impact of your contribution. "

Cindy Wood, Caritas Board President

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