Lent/St Joseph’s Penny

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Will you make a change to change a life this Lent?

Please take part and donate if you’re able so we can help local people transform their lives with dignity.

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Image showing squares that reads Will you make a change to change a life. Photographs of Caritas volunteers plus a pile of clothing. There is a logo which reads St Joseph's Penny appeal for Caritas Salford

This Lent, will you make a change to change a life? 

Whether you’re making a change to your diet, fasting, amending your behaviour or adapting your thoughts and focus…as you pray, fast and give this Lent the change you’re making could also help us to change a life. 

By remembering Caritas Salford during Lent, your donations and prayers will make a real difference to the lives of the local people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire that we support – people in our local communities facing poverty, disadvantage, homelessness and isolation.   

Will you make a change to help them to change their lives with dignity? 

Scroll down to find out ways you can get involved this year, and to order your St Joseph’s Penny boxes too.

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Order your St Joseph’s Penny boxes now

Would you like to order some St Joseph’s Penny boxes for your school, college, community group, business, or for use as an individual? Thank you so much!

It’s simple to place an order for boxes.  Simply click the button below and we will arrange for them to be sent out to you.

You can also download a ‘fold and make your own’ St Joseph’s Penny box’ sheet by scrolling to the bottom of this page, under the Resources heading.

Alternatively, you can set up a fundraising page if you’d like to raise money online.

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Three collection boxes with St Josephs Penny written stacked up
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Ways you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved to  support people in your community…

And please…do get in touch if you have any more ideas about how you could support the appeal and help people change their lives this Lent.

Where the money raised goes

It costs £12,000 per day to provide the level of service and support being delivered in Caritas projects across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Which means that everyone who needs it is able to access urgent practical help required, as well as any advice and support that will help them for the long term.

Every single donation matters because it means nobody is turned away or left behind.

These are just some examples of how your donation could be used to provide critical support – right now – or help someone begin to transform their own life with dignity.

Click here now to make a donation…

  • £30.00
    could help us provide a hot meal for 40 people in our day centres
  • £60.00
    could help us provide a brand new set of clothes and toiletries for someone sleeping rough
  • £107.50
    could mean we can provide a weekly shop for a family of four

Did you know?


square miles…that’s how far our services span across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.


of people access our services every year and we’re privileged to work alongside them to help them transform their lives.


amazing volunteers support our work. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

“I can’t tell you how much this means to have support. Things are so hard at the moment and I’m really grateful for everything you do. My boys don’t know where the food comes from, but they know they will be fed.

Person accessing our services


  • Setting up a warm hub in your community

  • Human dignity and homelessness resource

  • Your guide to becoming a volunteer at Caritas Salford

  • Become a Caritas Parish Rep Leaflet

  • Community sponsorship and your parish

  • Lent and St Joseph's Penny Certificate

  • Make your own St Joseph's Penny box

  • St Joseph's Penny Liturgical Prayer Resource for Schools

Every donation helps change a life. You can make a difference now.


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