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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.

Stay-at-Home Benefit

This past summer St. Mary’s Shelter underwent a much needed renovation on our kitchen. Even after this renovation there are many items still needed at the Shelter. Your donation will help us provide our residents with case management services, help us pay for monthly bills such as utilities, and replace worn out Family Room furniture. 

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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 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:

  • Slippers (women’s and children’s)
  • Small leftover containers
  • Both Juice Boxes and Individual Snack bags 
  • Diapers (Size 4, 5 and 6)
  • Baby and Children Pajamas 
  • Folding Umbrellas 
  • 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

Are you interested in sponsoring one of the above projects? Contact St. Mary’s to learn more.

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.