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COVID-19 Services/Response:

Our thanks to the remarkable staff, partners, donors, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of those least able to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. We are in your debt.

Service Update:

  • For urgent needs, please call 312-655-7700
  • Meals to go are available at Congregate Meal sites and Senior Centers. Catholic Charities has suspended all senior group activities and adult day care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our home care services continue, and are following a more sophisticated protocol as there are seniors who have no one to drop off groceries and provide basic hygiene assistance.
  • Food pantries and evening meal programs will continue to provide food depending on supplies and safe distribution protocols. Please check under Our Services/Emergency Services for locations and phone numbers.
  • Counseling, case management, and other services that can be provided remotely are being delivered accordingly. Please call your case worker or program contact if you need assistance.

How You Can Help:
Due to COVID-19 exposure risks, we are unable to take donations of clothing or food from individuals or groups at this time.  

  • Please consider a contribution. The need for financial assistance and program support for those who were only just making ends meet will grow significantly with lost wages and other impact from the pandemic.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels, or bleach wipes are needed and can be dropped at any Catholic Charities location. 
  • When shopping on Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and choose Catholic Charities so we might benefit from your purchase. 
  • Volunteers needed to pack food at pantries.  If you are not in a high risk category and are willing to help, please email Andrew McKernin at Protective gear provided. Health protocols enforced. 
  • Thank the human service workers, first responders, and grocery/gas station/coffee vendors in your life and when you see them in action.

For more information on COVID19, visit the CDC website.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago could be matched by your employer!

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by employees, and/or their spouses and retirees.                       

To find out if your company matches gifts, please click on the link below and enter your company name: 

If your company matches gifts, there are two ways to initiate your matching gift request:

1. Use your company's intranet portal for matching gift requests and upload your acknowledgement letter from Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago to confirm our receipt of your gift.  Your company will contact us regarding the matching gift


2. Obtain a matching gift application form from your personnel/human resources office.  Email, fax or mail your completed form to our Matching Gifts Coordinator.  We will complete our portion of the verification and fax or mail it to your company.

Mailing Address

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Attn: Matching Gifts Coordinator
721 N. LaSalle St. 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Email: Ms. Swillinger,

Phone: (312) 655-8367
Fax: (312) 655-0605

Our tax ID number: 36-2170821

Note: Please be sure to complete the entire donor portion of the form with the date of your donation.

We truly appreciate your time and effort to increase your gift amount and positively impact the lives of those in need.

Ways to Change Lives


Phone: (312) 655-7525
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654