The first step to getting involved is getting to know what it is we do and the people we serve. Several times a month we open our doors for an inside peek at the hope we provide to all of those we help. From caring for seniors, to feeding the homeless, to providing encouragement to a refugee, they (and we) need you.
As Aristotle said, "What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good." Volunteers do good and witness miracles every single day, from eliciting a smile from a frail Alzheimer's client to witnessing a homeless child emerge from their dark corner of fear. To volunteer is to give a little of ourselves, and receive so much more in return.
"Poverty calls us to sow hope. Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick." -- Pope Francis
Catholic Charities challenges poverty, counsels immigrants, and cares for seniors with the help of our generous donors. We serve as the social service arm of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, which includes Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. While we are rooted in Catholic values, our services are available to all without regard to religious affiliation.
Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to charity. You can take care of yourself and take care of Catholic Charities.
Planned giving involves providing for a future gift to charities through your financial and estate plans. Catholic Charities welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements. These arrangements can:
- Provide for you and your loved ones
- Entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions
- Enable you to leave a legacy for Catholic Charities