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Everyday is a good day to give!

Monetary Donations

Your financial support enables the life-changing work of the Catherine McAuley Center. Through your gifts, we are able to not only provide housing and services for homeless individuals and families but also to create homes that are warm, safe, and caring.

Donate by Mail

Simply send your check made payable to Catherine McAuley Center to:


Catherine McAuley Center

430 Pittston Avenue

Scranton, PA 18505

The Catherine McAuley Center is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization. All donations in-kind and/or monetary are tax-deductible.

The Catherine McAuley Center has received a 98 out of 100 rating by Charity Navigator through their Encompass Rating System, a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence.

This achievement couldn’t have happened without you and your support. Thank you for being part of our family as contributors, funders, and volunteers. Your trust in us is what makes the difference to us and the individuals and families we serve.

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In-Kind Donations

Families staying in the Catherine McAuley Center’s housing facilities, need the same household items you use at home.


Click below for a  Wish List that categorizes and details the items we usually need both at our emergency shelters and scattered-site transitional housing.


To make an in-kind donation, please contact the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton at 570-342-1342, or the Catherine McAuley House in Plymouth at 570-779-2801.

What if the items I want to donate aren't on this list? 

 Click here for a list of local non-profit donation sites and the items they will or won't accept. 

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Our Amazon Wish Lists continue to be updated as new client requests are shared, various items are donated and needs are met. Many donors have found these lists an easy way to purchase items and have them shipped directly to our administration building. Some volunteers have chosen to do donation drives inspired by the wish lists. There are lists specifically for items needed by our two 30-day shelters as well as a general list for clients participating in our other programs.