Donate to The Maurin House

If you would like to support us, you can contribute by cash or check, via mail or in person. If you prefer, you may also use the link to donate online. If you'd like to donate in kind or see the things your donations will help provide for the community, scroll through the list below. We do not seek tax exempt status. For reasons why, please refer to Dorothy Day's article in The Catholic Worker (May 1972). However, no one in our community receives compensation. All funds go directly to projects pertaining to our common life.

Currently, funds donated mostly go to the daily items listed below for the guests in the hospitality house and we hope the remainder to some day go to some of the larger items to expand the hospitality space. If you'd like to sponsor some of the regular expenses we have, please let us know. They range from small to large! Some of those other regular expenses include:

- Monthly mortgage and utilities

- Bi-weekly community meals

- Bi-monthly publishing of the Catholic Radical

- Website hosting

Food Items

Donations of food are welcomed. While we are grateful for any gifts, there are some suggestions below; food donations tend to be heavy on the white flour and sugar items, and they often go to waste in any large quantity. Alternatively, grocery store gift cards (Cub or Aldi) are also helpful!

  • Frozen Breakfast Items: Sandwiches, Waffles, Sausages, etc.

  • Frozen Pizzas

  • Frozen Burgers or other meats (and buns to go along)

  • Non-perishable snack items (peanut butter crackers, goldfish, etc.)

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly

  • Butter (spreadable)

  • Pancake Mix

  • Syrup

  • Olive Oil

  • Basic seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Italian, Onion, Cinnamon

  • Condiments; Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Hot Sauce, Salad Dressing, BBQ Sauce

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Hot Dogs

  • Shredded or Sliced Cheese

  • Instant Oatmeal

  • Eggs

  • Popcorn

  • Deli Meat

  • Canned Tuna

  • Canned Soup

  • Cereal (Raisin Bran is a favorite)

  • Fruit: Bananas, Apples

  • Baking Items: Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder

Misc. House Items

  • Toilet Paper

  • Paper Towels

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Can Opener

  • Trash Bags

  • Kitchen Towels

  • Measuring Cups

  • Dish Scrubbers/Sponges

  • Serving Utensils (e.g., large spoon, tongs)

Gift Ideas

  • Winter gloves (Large)

  • Extra Heavy Blankets

  • Sheets (Full & Twin)

  • Lighters

  • Gift Cards: Visa, Savers, Other Men's Clothing Stores

Furniture & House Items

Labor & Construction