Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.
Need knows no boundaries of ethnicity, age, faith or gender. Neither do we.

First Responders to Poverty

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee serves on the front lines of poverty every day in one of the poorest cities in the U.S. – where one in four people and nearly 40 percent of children live in poverty.

But we aren’t doing it alone. First Responders to Poverty make a real difference by committing to a monthly donation to Catholic Charities. Here is how they are helping:

       The $10 donation could cover the cost of four walking bags – a day of nutrition neatly packed, which is usually given to clients experiencing homelessness.

        The $20 donation could cover the cost of a senior meal box containing one week of non-perishable foods.

        The $30 donation could cover the cost of a week’s worth of food for a family of four from our food pantry.

        The $50 donation could cover the cost of 10 women’s hygiene kits, which are often requested by female clients experiencing homelessness.

        The $100 donation could cover the cost of 40 walking bags, and we typically give out 40 walking bags each day.

         The $200 donation could cover the cost of 10 senior meal boxes, containing one week of non-perishable foods.

Every gift touches someone in need and enables Catholic Charities to carry out the corporal works of mercy – feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, sheltering the homeless and clothing those in need.

Please consider becoming a First Responder today.