We are funded exclusively by individual private donations (we except no corporate, foundational, or institutional funding). If you care to support us with a donation please send your gift to the below address.

NOTE: The LACW is not a 501(c).(3) non-profit corporation and donations to the LACW are not legally tax-exempt. (This policy was instituted by Catholic Worker co-founders, Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, who believed Christians should not expect reward from the government for fulfilling our Christian obligation.) Also, the LACW does not write grants.

We apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to make an online donation.

If you would like to make a donation in support of our work, please send a check, money order, or cashiers check to:

L.A. Catholic Worker
632 N. Brittania St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033-1722

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If you would like to make a large quantity food donation, please call 323-267-8789 in advance to make arrangements as to when and where to deliver it.

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    • Jonathan Zasloff on June 7, 2018 at 8:02 am
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    Hello — I seem to remember that the Catholic Worker house was interested in donations of books (not childrens books) for the house. Is this still true? What sorts of things are you interested in? I am cleaning up in my house and I have a lot of good books for people who like reading!

    1. Hi Jonathan,
      Yes, books are always in demand at our soup kitchen library. Any type of book except religious/theology, home and auto repair etc. What is very popular are fiction and non-fiction — sports, novels, westerns (L’Amour etc), less popular but still requested are biography, autobiography, technology, law, philosophy, spirituality. Thank you for remembering us.

    • Dennis DeMeo on July 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm
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    I have used shoes and clothes. Would you accept these either at the kitchen location or the house?

    1. Hi Dennis,

      Thank you for contacting us, however, at present we are not accepting
      clothes donations. Our space is limited and because of a major illness,
      the person who handled clothes distribution can no longer coordinate it.
      As for shoes, we already have a weekly donation of several pairs of shoes
      that are used with our foot care program. Again, thank you for thinking of



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