Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Catonsville Emergency Assistance relies on a generous community of donors like you. We operate frugally and use donations responsibly.
Every gift makes an impact:
- $500 can provide a week’s worth of groceries for 25 families or can assist a family with eviction prevention;
- $150 can provide enough canned and packaged food to feed 7 families of 3 – 5 persons or can help keep utilities on for one family;
- $100 can provide enough poultry and meat for 26 families of 3- 5 persons and
- $25 can provide enough food to feed a family of 3-5 for one week.
Thank you for showing support for your neighbors in need.
Credit Card contributions may also be made through PayPal here:
Catonsville Emergency Assistance is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, CEA is participating in #GivingTuesday, an international day dedicated to giving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate!
All funds raised on #GivingTuesday go to help our clients keep their utilities on.
CEA will be able to help clients who have received a utility turnoff notice or those whose utilities have been turned off and need help paying the bill. This is so important in cold weather as not only are the lights and heat gone, but so is refrigeration and often the use of a stove on which to cook.
#Giving Tuesday harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
You can be part of the action.
*Donate to CEA at http://catonsvillehelp.org/onl
*Ask others to help. Ask friends and family members on social media or through email to donate and ask them to ask their friends.
*Share with others on social media the reasons why you’re giving and supporting CEA. Post your personal reasons for giving on CEA’s Facebook page. For example, some of our donors have told us:
“At first I didn’t realize that people here need help,” but they do”, so I’ve donated to CEA.
“Charity begins at home, and that’s why CEA is important to me.”
“Everybody knows someone who struggles, so you can make a difference by donating.”
“I give to CEA, because they help people here in Catonsville who need a hand.”
Use these messages or create your own to help spread the word.
This giving season, give a gift that gives back.
Help needy people keep the lights on.
Donate to CEA on #GivingTuesday!
Support CEA on #GivingTuesday and
help CEA clients keep the lights on!
Take a photo of a friend, a family member or even your pet and post it on social media. Or make a short video!
*Donate time. We’re happy to have you as a volunteer. Contact CEA at http://catonsvillehelp.org/donating-time/.
Meet some of our clients.
Ray is a young man in his 30s. Ray is a single father raising a young son. After an apartment fire, they lost everything. Although he works full time, he was struggling to pay the bills as he dealt with the aftermath of the fire and issues with the apartment management. CEA helped him with his BGE bill enabling him to pay it in full.
Ray and his son have gotten a new apartment, and while they come to CEA for food assistance, they feel like things are getting back to normal.
Emma has lived in Catonsville for 40 years. She lives with her elderly mother who is bedridden. Taking care of her mother is now her full-time job.
Emma had been a bank manager for 27 years until she started having health issues of her own that made it impossible for her to continue working. She lost her job and got behind on her utility bills, which is a tremendous problem with a disabled, elderly mother to care for.
Emma said that CEA was the first place she turned when she needed help. She never had to ask anyone for help before. We helped her pay her back utility bill and then connected her with other useful services.
A memorial or honorary gift is a special way to remember deceased friends and loved ones or celebrate a special occasion such as a graduation, anniversary or birthday. Click here to learn more.
Your iGive Purchase Will Help CEA!
iGive is an easy way to help CEA to raise funds to serve our neighbors in need. Each time you shop on line at one of the more than 1750 stores that are part of the iGive program, CEA earns money. From Ace Hardware to Zales Jewelers and everything in between, a portion of your purchase goes to CEA. The iGive website shows the percentage each store will give CEA. PLUS, many stores offer sales and coupons for iGive members.
It’s easy to sign up. Just go to iGive by clicking here. And tell your friends and family too. It’s free; there are no limits, and no hidden fees. Sign up now and shop for a good cause.
Donate With Every Amazon Purchase
You can now support Catonsville Emergency Assistance while you shop for books and gifts on Amazon though AmazonSmile. In October 2013, Amazon.com, Inc. launched AmazonSmile, making it easy for customers to support their favorite charitable organizations every time they shop. When you visit AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/about you will find the exact same Amazon you know. Your shopping experience will remain the same with the same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience – with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Catonsville Emergency Assistance. There is no cap on the total donation. To start giving to Catonsville Emergency Assistance when you shop, go to https://smile.amazon.com and request that Catonsville Emergency Assistance be the recipient of Amazon’s donation. You can locate us under Catonsville Emergency Assistance, Catonsville, MD.