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Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle enjoys a rich history of promoting the common good for those most in need of help. Bishop Rudolph A. Gerken, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, established the agency on Aug. 15, 1932, as Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Amarillo. Catholic Charities partnered with the Amarillo Community Chest in the mid-‘30s Dust Bowl era to provide food and clothing in a city of 50,000. As Amarillo has grown and matured, so has the agency.

The name, along with the leadership, has adapted to best fit the needs of our community. The Program Tab listed above provides a link to each of our impactful programs. With the help of our team, volunteers, stakeholders, and donors, we fight poverty in several of its many forms: food insecurity, poor vision, lack of English language proficiency, and a lack of cultural understanding. We open doors of opportunity for legal immigrants, for young adults via tutoring and mentoring, and for citizenship. Most recently, the organization took the name Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle in 2012. We were formerly known as Catholic Family Service, a moniker that has been around so long, we are still called that and a few variations that mix both versions.

Today’s Catholic Charities continues to “Provide Help and Create Hope” for those in need throughout the Texas Panhandle. We are actively looking for ways to better serve people outside of the Amarillo and Canyon area. The agency partners with numerous organizations and businesses to maximize our ability to serve our community. For example, we are a proud program provider for the United Way of Amarillo & Canyon through our Catholic Charities InterFaith Hunger Project.  Near the bottom of each program page, you will find a list of the major supporters of each program.

Our dedicated board of directors volunteers their time and expertise to Catholic Charities. The agency is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please consider a donation to Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle and help us help others.






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Please consider a donation to Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle and help us help others.

Our Donate Now button will take you to a page where you can provide a general unrestricted gift for our organization as a whole, gifts restricted to specific programs, or support our disaster relief efforts. We know all too well the devastating effect poverty can have on people, whether they experience generational poverty or situation poverty. So, too, can a lack of knowledge or understanding due to language or cultural barriers. Throughout the years, we have all seen first-hand how unexpected external factors like pandemics, floods, tornados, and fires, can move people from a stable situation to one that is inexplicably untenable in literally seconds. We need you to as a partner so we are there, ready to help, when the needs arises. Please click the donate button below and follow the prompts.

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