Donate your gently used baby items
Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:30 am-1:30 pm
at the Bessette Center (1825 NE Adams, Peoria)
- Arrange for a baby necessity drive at your church or business and fill a baby crib
- Volunteer your time at the pantry
- Refer someone who is in need of our services
- Have a party, but instead of gifts for yourself, ask friends to donate to a child in need
- Donate items from our wish list
- Monetary donations are always accepted as well
- Diapers (Sizes: 4, 5, 6)
- Pull-Ups (any size)
- Baby wipes
- Baby wash
- Baby shampoo
- Baby lotion
- Jarred baby food and cereals
Donations of canned good and non-perishable foods are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at the Bessette Center (1825 NE Adams, Peoria)
Volunteers are always appreciated in October to help make gift tags for parishes around the diocese. The greatest need for volunteers is with packing all of the gifts. This gets really busy around the first week of December. All of the packing days take place in Peoria. Please contact us if you can help or submit an online volunteer request below.
If you do not have extra time on your hands maybe you would consider a donation of some items from the "wish list" on Amazon. When purchasing items from the "wish list", they will be delivered directly to Catholic Charities. You may also purchase similar items and drop them off at the address below. As always, cash donations are welcome too and may be made online or mailed to Catholic Charities Christmas Program, 419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603.
Catholic Charities has always had a mission focused on the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to shelter the homeless, to clothe the naked, to visit and ransom the captive, and to visit the sick. Advocacy is also an important aspect of Catholic Charities mission. We serve other individuals, meeting them where they are at, fostering an awareness, speaking out, and encouraging others to do the same.
Catholic Charities is currently on the lookout for people (or groups) who would like to offer their time, talent and skills to volunteer. Please submit this form below indicating your interest.
Thank you and may God bless you.