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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.

Fan Club

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There is a saying many Texans know, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes and it will change.”  While that may be true during the Fall and Winter months, a Texas summer usually means one kind of weather: extreme heat.  As summer lies right around the corner, many families and individuals are feeling uncertain on how to stay cool.  As temperatures begin to rise in Central Texas, it’s important to remember that not everyone has access to cool air when they need it most.

During the months leading up to and during Summer, Caritas works hard to help families facing these realities by providing them with box fans and assisting with utility bills.  While a box fan may seem like a small thing, it can make a big difference in someone’s life by providing them relief from the heat, improving air circulation in stifling living spaces, and even help reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.  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.

By becoming a member of the Caritas “Fan Club,” your gift allows us to provide fans, utility assistance, and food during the summer months for our most vulnerable community members.

Your gift of:

$25.00 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.

The money that you donate stays local and directly impacts neighbors in this community.  In 2023 alone, we provided 26,414 families with food and emergency assistance.  This number is only made possible because of donors like you.  Please consider donating today and know that your kindness and generosity is appreciated by countless families in our community.  It is the coolest thing you will do all summer!  Together, we can help ensure that everyone in our community has access to basic necessities, regardless of their financial situation.



Making A Difference Together

"I support Caritas because we are all called to serve one another. There are so many ways to volunteer at Caritas and I choose to help with our annual fundraiser because it brings much needed money to the mission of Caritas to feed those in need in our great city of Waco. It's been a blessing and a pleasure to serve with other like-minded friends that also have a servant's heart."

Rose Blakenship, Feast of Caring Committee Member

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