“Catholic Charities provides immediate assistance and educates to empower for long-term self-sufficiency”.
We strive to meet this goal by assisting families facing hardship, with funds, advocacy, and educational training. We primarily serve those in Ector County that are needing assistance with emergency funds. Our Cory Learning Center is offered to anyone who would like to improve their education and workforce skills.
2015 Banquet of Hope Fundraiser
On April 23, 2015 Catholic Charities will be holding their fourth annual Banquet of Hope fundraiser. It is an evening to celebrate the agency's accomplishments of serving the community - made possible by our gracious donors. Event will be held at the Odessa Country Club, reception at 6:30 pm and Dinner served at 7:00. Individual tickets $80, tables of 8 range from $600 and $1,500 (Includes name or business recognition and early cocktail gathering), and a table for 10 is $5,000 (Platinum sponsorship and early cocktail gathering).
Please contact the agency to reserve and purchase your tickets or table. Ask for Valerie Longoria Bueno or Karen Wilkins.
Annual Gift of Hope Campaign
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9
Our client choice food pantry provides over 500 services of food per month, to our community in need. It costs the agency $50,000 a year to operate the pantry.
The client choice style is similar to a mini grocery store. It provides clients with the freedom and power of selection, reduces possible waste, provides healthier food options, customizes food amounts based on household size and identifies any underlying obstacles that may prevent one from self-sufficiency. Not only does the pantry provide food, clients are also able to get toiletries and basic necessities. We primarily order our food from the West Texas Food Bank at a very low cost compared to what a donor would pay at the grocery store. This Gift of Hope Campaign allows us to use the donated funds to purchase food, necessities and maintain the pantry.
We are always welcoming businesses, schools, parishes and organizations to conduct food drives. The following are items that we are always in need of: Spam, Canned Chicken or Tuna, Crackers, Peanut Butter Crackers, Toilet Paper, Soap, Deodorant, Socks, Underwear and Baby Diapers.
How to Find Us
2500 Andrews Hwy.
Odessa, TX 79761
Agency (25th St. Entrance)
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
Applications Monday and Tuesdays 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm
Food Distribution Wednesdays 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm
Family Thrift Store (Andrews Highway entrance)
Hours of Operation:
To make a contribution, contact our agency, 432.332.1387 or make an online donation via our secure payment processing system.
We are a United Way agency.