Help Individuals and Families

Help Individuals and Families

Help support your neighbors in need by donating tangible goods to the Mobile Response Center, the Catholic Charities’ Thrift Store, or Catholic Charities' Housing Programs.

What We Do

Catholic Charities relies on the goodwill and generosity of our neighbors.  Your donations will help ensure our clients receive daily living support and enjoy a safe and comfortable living environment.  

Mobile Response Center

The Mobile Response Center delivers basic supplies such as hygiene products, diapers, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and more directly to struggling communities each month. The families we serve are desperately poor and your donations can them provide a clean and safe environment for their households.  Depending on the need and condition, seasonal items are also collected. Learn more about the items needed by the MRC! To schedule a Mobile Response Center drive for your Parish, contact

Thrift Shop - Christ House

NOTICE: We are sorry to report the phone lines at the Christ House Thrift Shop are temporarily not working. If you know the individual you are trying to reach, please email them directly. If you do not know the name of the person, please email or

The Christ House Thrift Shop serves thousands of poor and beautiful souls every year. We sell gently used items to the public--100% of the proceeds from the shop support the Emergency Assistance program which assists families in crisis–-and we also provide clothing vouchers to the homeless and low-income.  

New Hours of Operation

  • Thursday and Friday: Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Monday through Wednesday: Closed

Note: Due to the generosity of our loyal donors, we are full at the Thrift Shop and have temporarily suspended accepting donations through May.

The Thrift Store Clothing Voucher Program is temporarily suspended for the near future.

Transitional Housing: Christ House and St. Margaret of Cortona

At Christ House, we provide housing to single men exiting from homelessness. Christ House is a workforce development program aimed at helping our clients gain stable employment and move into permanent housing.  Please consider a donation to the shelter or to the men as they exit and set up their new homes!
Please click here for a list of needed donations: Christ House.

At St. Margaret of Cortona, we provide housing to families exiting from homelessness. St. Margaret is a family stability and workforce development program. Our goals are to work with the parents to gain employment and with the children to participate positively in school and simply enjoy being a kid. Please consider a donation to our families as they move in to our program. The families keep their household belongings when they exit and set up their new homes! 
Please click here for a list of needed donations: Saint Margaret of Cortona

An opportunity to volunteer: St. Margaret of Cortona

St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional & Maternity Housing, a pro-life ministry for pregnant and single mothers in the Diocese of Arlington, is seeking childcare volunteers on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m. so that the mothers can attend weekly Life Skills classes. Please consider giving an hour of your time to help families grow in mind, body and spirit!  Please call (703) 910-4845 or email for more information.