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Catholic Charities Establish Donation Points for Easier Access

Gently used clothing, shoes, linens and sheets, books or other small household items that you or your family may no longer need will do much good for people who are less fortunate. The Archdiocese of Newark’s office of Catholic Charities makes it easy to donate clothing and household goods at collection points throughout the four counties of the Diocese to help alleviate the suffering of the needy who seek relief through the many operations of Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities, a not-for-profit social service agency of the Roman Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Newark, serves approximately 70,000 individuals and families each year with almost 90 programs. It gratefully accepts donations in new or good condition at numerous drop-off donation bins that will benefit the needy in Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex counties. A list of approximately 70 donation bin locations is available on their website at www.ccannj.com.

Donation bins were recently added to three Catholic cemeteries locations: Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover and Saint Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. The office of Catholic Cemeteries, a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, encourages donations in memory of a deceased loved one.

The proceeds of all donated items sold directly support Catholic Charities programs for the needy. Recent proceeds provided vital funds to purchase 85 new beds at St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter in Jersey City, which provides emergency housing food and care for homeless women and men throughout the year.

If you have numerous items to donate or breakable items such as dishes, glasses or photo frames, call for a direct pick-up at 877-343-3651 and mention the Archdiocese of Newark. Tax receipts are available. For more information contact Catholic Charities at 973-596-3985 or via email at [email protected].