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Catholic Charities serves tens of thousands of Mainers every year, offering basic necessities and help in moving toward independence and stability. Our programs and the people we serve rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors to fulfill our mission.

The following programs are wishing for the following:

Home Supplies and Food Bank - Caribou

Household items: bedding, curtains, dishes, pots & pans, working appliances, decent furniture etc. All items are sold to help us run our food bank— anything you have or people that you know that could help would be greatly appreciated.

(Note: Although we are located in Caribou, we can make arrangements to pick up large quantities of items or bulky items like furniture in other parts of the state!)

Refugee Resettlement - Portland & Lewiston

Household items, clothing for families and school supplies. Please see our complete Wishlist.

Communications Opportunities

  • Advertising Space
  • A retail or business window area where we could place an informational display
  • Sponsor an ad in a local newspaper

Child Development Centers - Biddeford & Portland

  • Toddler Playground Equipment
  • Outside storage shed
  • Handicap ramp (St. E's in Portland)
  • Early Education Supplies and Toys
  • Washable Markers
  • Crayons
  • Children’s Books
  • Toys Suitable for Children Under 6 Years Old
  • Construction Paper
  • Chalk and Erasers

Counseling Services - Portland

  • Smart TV Set and DVD Player for Training Purposes

Dental Supplies - Bath

  • Tooth Brushes for Young Adults and Children (Must Be New and Sealed in Packaging)
  • Toothpaste Tubes Preferably Travel Size (Must Be New and Sealed in Packaging)
  • Dental Floss (Must Be New and Sealed in Packaging)

St Francis House - Auburn

  • Heavy Duty Commercial Grade Carpet Cleaner
  • Fans
  • Table Lamps
  • Art and Crafts Supplies
  • AA Big Books

SEARCH Program - Auburn

  • 4-ply Yarn in Bright Colors and in Good Condition

Support and Recovery Services
The following items may be dropped off at Support and Recovery Services, 66 State Street in Portland, between 8:30am and 4pm Monday thru Friday. Please call Meredith Holmes (Community Liaison) or the Supervisor on Duty with any questions at 871-7431.

  • Men's and Women's Winter Coats (all adult sizes)
  • Men's and Women's Winter boots (all adult sizes)
  • Men's and Women's Gloves/Mittens (all adult sizes)
  • Men's and Women's Hats


Basics Wish List

Some items are always needed by the men, women and children we serve. We are always happy to receive the items listed below. If you would like to donate items, please  call our Development Office at 781-8550.

Personal Items:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Feminine Products
  • Men’s Shaving Products

Items for Children:

  • Diapers
  • School supplies
  • Event tickets

New Clothing:

  • Socks (Adults and Children)
  • Men/boy’s Boxers
  • Women’s/Girl’s Underwear
  • Hooded Sweat Shirts (Teen and Adult Sizes)
  • Winter Coats
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarves
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Shoes
  • Winter boots

Household Items:

  • Pots and Pans
  • Blankets/Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Bathtowels
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Air Mattresses

Food Shelf Items:

  • Condiments
  • Can Openers
  • Canned Meals
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned Soups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Fruit Juices
  • Dried Beans
  • Sugar
  • Flour