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Help us serve families in need.

Your generous prayers and donations strengthen St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter’s ability to continue to serve our resident families.

For example, your donation will help us complete the new transitional apartments and make them ready for waiting families to move into.

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Monetary Donations

Monetary donations help us provide for the needs of our residents and support our shelter programs. We welcome your contributions by mail, in person, or online.

Checks can be mailed to:

St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter
209 Emmett Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Donations are also accepted online through Network for Good, Venmo or Paypal. Please click on one of the buttons below to donate to St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter online.




 

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Our Needs

While many of our day-to-day needs are met by our partner organizations and churches in our area, the Shelter has an ongoing need for the following items:

  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic forks
  • Plastic knives
  • Stamps
  • Gift Cards (Staples, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot) to help defray our expenses

Wish List

In addition to the need for supplies to support our day-to-day operation, the shelter seeks financial support in funding a number of larger projects, including:

  • Gift Cards for Resident Needs (Costco, Target, Wawa for Gasoline, Dollar Tree, Giant, Walmart, Retail Stores)
  • Financial Support for Needed Repairs
  • Consider Corporate Matching Gifts
  • United Way Donor Option Funds #9208
  • Financial support for our new transitional apartments

New Transitional Apartment Needs

Below is a list of items St. Mary’s Shelter needs in order to complete the furnishings for our New Transitional Apartments. Your help in this endeavor is appreciated greatly!

  • Small vacuum cleaners
  • Swiffers or dry dust mops
  • Brooms/Dustpans 
  • Small fire extinguishers
  • Ice cream scoops (4)
  • Dish towels (4 sets)
  • Swiffer Wet-Jet (4)
  • Shower curtain rings (4 sets)
  • Shower caddy (3)
  • Toothbrush holder (4)
  • Children’s stool to reach sink (3)

 


 

As required by the Pennsylvania Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purpose Act, a copy of the official registration and financial information for St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter for Homeless Families may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania (800-732-0999). Registration does not imply endorsement.