Catholic Charities seeks donations for winter utility assistance program

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is calling upon Catholics and others of good will to support a special parish and community collection for winter utility assistance for families in need. The “Keep the Kids Warm” campaign will take place between the Feast of the Holy Family (Dec. 27, 2015) and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Jan. 10, 2016).

“Keep the Kids Warm” assists working poor families who do not qualify for government assistance; families waiting for PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) Plus to authorize assistance; and families whose HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefits have been exhausted.  Last year, Catholic Charities impacted 5,233 people through its utility assistance efforts.

Catholic Charities serves all qualifying people in need regardless of their religion.

Donations to support “Keep the Kids Warm” can be sent to:  Catholic Charities, Keep the Kids Warm, P.O. Box 614, Youngstown, Ohio 44501. Donations also can be made on Catholic Charities’ website at

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