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Build a "Care Bag" for the Homeless in the Diocese

Start Date:  Monday, November 20  |  End Date:  Wednesday, November 22

Bring hope to the homeless! Help Catholic Charities fill their Mobile Response Center Vehicle with "care bags" for serving the homeless in the Diocese. 

How to fill and send "care bags"

1. Before November 20 - Pack a one-gallon, Ziploc bag with as many items as you can from the list below:


  • Hand written encouragement card
  • Towel & wash cloths
  • Deodorant, shampoo, lotion, soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razors, non-aerosol shaving cream
  • Warm socks
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Hair brush and comb
  • Travel-size mouthwash
  • New underwear
  • Notebook and pen
  • Wallet or coin purse
  • Bus passes or SMART cards
  • Hand or body wipes
  • Winter or ball cap
  • Non-perishable snacks, such as granola bars, dried fruit, trail mix, and mints

2. Drop off the "care bag" at one of the following locations during regular office hours:


  • Catholic Charities Administrative Office
    200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22203

  • St Luke Catholic Church
    7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

  • St Ann Catholic Church
    5312 10th St N, Arlington, VA 22205

  • Or Mail To:
    Catholic Charities Care Bags
    7913 Foxhound Rd., Mclean, VA 22102

3. Pray for our brothers and sisters struggling with homelessness!

About the Mobile Response Center Vehicle

Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Charities USA and the Ford Motor Company, Catholic Charities in Arlington is able to provide curbside assistance to homeless and poverty-stricken communities in the area for one week each month.

The Mobile Response Center Vehicle is a 26-foot retrofitted Ford F550 Truck built for delivering supplies such as water, hygiene products, grocery gift cards and snack packages directly to the needy.

During the winter, the Vehicle will distribute coats and blankets.