One in five children in Steuben County experience poverty as part of their daily lives, be that through hunger or lack of other resources, such as a place to call home, weather-appropriate clothing, needed medications, stability in the home, and innumerable other challenges.
We give priority concern to serving the most vulnerable among us—our children—because their advancement strengthens the whole community. Through our service priorities (Kinship Family & Youth, Substance Free Living, and Turning Point) we empower people to improve their quality of life from the foundations of access to resources and opportunities, healthy family functioning, healthy child development, and freedom from substance dependency.
Our programs really do provide “Help that works. Hope that lasts.” and sustaining these programs is paramount to our mission. Together, with your generous support, we can continue to reach the most vulnerable in Steuben County—our children—and help to break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
Here are some ways to help.
Click on the Donate link in the upper right of this screen to make a donation directly to CCS.
Many companies offer a matching gift program that could double-or even triple-your gift to CCS! Contact your human resources office to find out if your company has such a program.
Join CSS’s Legacy Society. Tax preparation time is a good time to consider long-term tax savings. When you consult an attorney or investment professional regarding your wishes for distribution of your assets in your will, consider a provision for CCS and secure the gift of Hope that Works. Help that Lasts. for generations to come.
Your amount raised from everyday shopping can quickly add up at either of these portals to popular retailers!
Go to Amazon Smile and sign in to or create your free Amazon account. Under the “Your Account” menu, select “Change your Charity”. Type in “Catholic Charities of Steuben” and select it as your beneficiary charity. (You only have to do this the first time.) Then shop away on Amazon Smile and CCS will receive 0.5% of the price of your purchases.
Go to goodshop.com. Under the “How it Works?” menu, choose “Support a cause”. Type in “Catholic Charities of Steuben” and select it as your beneficiary charity. (You only have to do this the first time.) Then shop on the goodshop site at hundreds of your favorite retailers. You’ll receive coupons and deals on your purchases and we’ll receive a percentage of your purchase! You can see how much is donated back to CCS on each retailer’s goodshop page. This donation amount varies, but it generally ranges from 1% – 30% of your total purchase amount.
When you want to search for something online, go to goodsearch.com. Under the “How it Works?” menu, choose “Support a cause”. Type in “Catholic Charities of Steuben” and select it as your beneficiary charity. (You only have to do this the first time. Your charity selection in goodshop is tied to goodsearch, so once you’ve selected us in either goodshop or goodsearch, you’re good for both!) CCS will receive a penny each time you use goodsearch to surf the web.