Win a Car and
Help our Residents
It's time for our largest annual fundraiser! Catherine's House is raffling a new 2014 Honda Civic LX. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing but must be at least 18 years-old to win, and is responsible for the payment of appropriate taxes and tags.
Tickets are $5 each or $25 for a book of 6 tickets. Purchase tickets three ways: (1) mail a check payable to Catherine's House with a note requesting tickets, (2) purchase with a credit card by clicking on the Donate tab, enter "send a book of raffle tickets" in the Designation line and complete the form (remember to include your mailing address), or (3) purchase tickets at the door of the Holiday Celebration (6:00 PM on December 11th).
Special thanks goes to sponsor McKenney-Salinas Honda of Belmont, NC.
Catherine's House is a transitional housing facility and program for women and children who would otherwise be homeless.
We serve those facing homelessness due to a variety of circumstances such as: domestic violence, unemployment or underemployment, the shortage of affordable housing, unexpected tragedies such as house fires, and lack of support network.
Catherine's House provides services tailored to the individual needs of each resident. Learn more about our services offered here.
Our most needed items include:
- Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissues
- Cleaning Supplies, Furniture Polish
- Laundry Detergent
- Bed Pillows, Clothing Hangers
- Gift Cards to Gas Stations and local stores (Bi-lo, Walmart, Aldi and Lowe's)
- Used Cars (safe and drivable)
- Used Furniture (gently used)
See other needed items here.
to Inspire Others
Many residents of Catherine’s House became homeless when an already fragile living situation was threatened by illness or the need for surgery. Former resident Dawn’s story is one example. Dawn’s job was going well, however, she needed to have a total knee replacement. The recovery from this surgery was more challenging than anticipated, and Dawn could not work for 3 months. During this time she lost her job and eventually her housing when she could not make rent. Increasingly, she also became concerned she might not regain full mobility following surgery.
After living in an emergency shelter with her thirteen-year-old daughter for one month, Dawn was admitted to Catherine’s House. She said, “First, I was relieved to know my daughter would have a place to sleep. I could sleep in my car, but I didn’t want that for her. Second, I could focus on healing and recovering fully from my surgery.” It was not long after recovery that Dawn secured a management position with a large retail company. Dawn’s case manager at Catherine’s House assisted her in creating a realistic budget and savings plan focused on her next goal - housing. Within the next month Dawn and her daughter moved into their own apartment.
Read the whole story here.