Lent/St Joseph’s Penny
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.
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.
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.
Ways you can get involved
There are lots of ways you can get involved to support people in your community…
- Join our St Joseph’s Penny appeal and collect your change to help us change lives. Download your box at the bottom of this page or fill in the form above to receive one in the post.
- Make a donation via our website.
- Keep Caritas Salford and the people we work alongside in your prayers this Lent.
- Help us to reach even more people by sharing appeal news on social media, with your friends, family, other loved ones, colleagues and wider networks.
- Download our free resources at the bottom of this page.
- Take a look at the services we provide and signpost people who may benefit from our support.
- Volunteer with our teams to help people in your community.
- Read more about our policy and advocacy work and take action locally.
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.
£30.00could help us provide a hot meal for 40 people in our day centres
£60.00could help us provide a brand new set of clothes and toiletries for someone sleeping rough
£107.50could 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