Although voluntary poverty is a core part of the Catholic Worker lifestyle, most Catholic Worker communities depend on donations to help keep things running. From the start, Dorothy Day didn’t hesitate to appeal to the Catholic Worker’s wider community of readers for financial help.
If you’d like to support the Catholic Worker Movement, browse the appeals below; you can also check out the Catholic Worker Community Directory. Send your donations directly to the Catholic Worker community you’re supporting. Although CatholicWorker.org only accepts appeals from known Catholic Worker communities, we can’t offer any guarantees about how your donation will be used. If you have questions, reach out to the community you want to support.
As we have worked to establish the Motels4Now program and ensure its sustainability, we have struggled to meet the monthly financial obligations of Our Lady of the Road and our Catholic Worker household. Would you please consider helping on a monthly basis and inviting others in your circle to do so? Together, we can continue practicing the works of mercy, listening for the promptings of God’s Spirit.
As she prepares to return to Israel for the trial of the man who assaulted her, Cassandra Dixon (Mary House Catholic Worker, Jackson, Wisconsin) is asking supporters to help the people of Tuba plant an olive grove on their land. Her appeal letter is reprinted here.
The Iowa City Catholic Worker recently appealed for financial help for a migrant farmworker badly injured in a grain elevator accident.
The Uganda Catholic Worker Community, currently homeless after eviction from its Kiboga district location, is appealing for $56,000 in donations. The funds will be used to purchase a house, a key step in their plan for self-sustainabilit
Thanks to all who have been reaching out in support. While we are a bit overwhelmed with donations and tasks to continue getting the house organized (and would gratefully accept your involvement if you can spare some time), an updated wish list can be found here:
This Lent, we invite you to support our work financially. We are so grateful for the support offered to our community during the Advent season, which gave us a few months of peace of mind. However, this spring, we are now once again facing a monthly shortfall. Donations, especially recurring donations of any size, are greatly appreciated!
The pandemic nearly shuttered Duncan and Porter House of Hospitality, until a 1.000-mile road trip from a Catholic Worker cleaning crew gave the community a boost. Now the community is appealing for help paying for a new roof and floors.