ask how they can help their fellow Catawba County Citizens, wishing to making
financial donations. To make this easier for you, we list the programs you
can donate to with contact information.
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the Program Does
||The Backpack Program provides a backpack filled with food to elementary students who are eligibile for free and reduced school lunch. The backpacks are sent home with these students every Friday throughout the school year, as long as they are eligible. Volunteers pack bags each week and deliver them to the school. This Program is 100% funded by donations received from individuals, churches, and businesses.
See Backpack Website.
|Children's Book Station
||Donations of new and gently used children's books help restock the Children's Book Station in the Food Assistance office. Each month, thousands of families with young children visit this office. Children may read these books during their visit and may take home a book if they wish.
Care Children's Expense Fund
Donations provide children in foster care with the extras that make life memorable, such as school pictures, band instruments, piano lessons, field trips, ballet lessons, and Christmas gifts.
|Grace McLeod Adult
||Donations help senior citizens and the disabled in emergency situations.
Peed Scholarship Fund
||You can help a child in foster care attend college through this scholarship fund. Read
|Meals on Wheels
||Donations help to expand this service to more senior citizens with disabilities. Volunteers are also needed to help deliver the meals. Read
(Independent Living Programming for Teens in Foster Care)
resources for foster children to facilitate the transition
||Donations help expand this program, which offers a free nutritious lunch and activities to persons 60 or older, regardless of income.Read
information, activities and counseling and support to youths, ages
9-17, to encourage responsible decisions about adolescent issues. Read more
If you wish to make a gift to either the Children's Advocacy Center or the Erlene Sigmon Fund, please visit the Children's Advocacy Center website.