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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.

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 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 the following items:

  • Paper towels and disinfectant wipes
  • Medium and small plastic containers
  • Both Juice Boxes and Individual Snack bags 
  • Diapers (Size 4, 5 and 6)
  • Dish and hand soap
  • Laundry detergent (40 oz)
  • 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 (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

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.