Be Part of the Miracle–Donate

Since 1869, the Little Sisters of the Poor have served the elderly of the Philadelphia area with compassion and love. Sustaining at one point three homes welcoming more than 300 Residents, the community of the greater Philadelphia area has been part of an on-going miracle. People are often at a loss to understand how we can continue to run our home as we have always done, relying in great part on the generosity of the community with their gifts, great and small, and God’s goodness. As Little Sisters of the Poor, we have always relied on God’s generosity and the kindness of the people in this on-going work of caring for the needy elderly.

Approximately 60 percent of the funds needed to operate Holy Family Home come through income generated by the Residents, with about 90 percent of this coming from Medicaid reimbursement. The remaining 40 percent of the needed income is generated through fundraising — everything from direct mail campaigns, church collections, legacies, grants, and numerous fundraising events held each year.

Please consider making a gift to help us continue providing exceptional care and spiritual support to the elderly in need.

You can give to Holy Family Home in any of the following ways:


Payable to Holy Family Home

Mail to:

            Holy Family Home
            5300 Chester Avenue
            Philadelphia, PA 19143

Give online

Click here to make a secure gift online

Matching Gift Program

Many employers will match their employees’ contribution to charitable organizations. Ask your employer about options for workplace giving


These gifts can be given in memory of a loved one or to honor someone.

Legacies – Remembrance in your will – Bequests

Include the Little Sisters of the Poor in your will or trust. For information about the correct wording, contact our Development office at

Gifts in Kind

Food, coffee, personal care items, office supplies etc. See our Wish List for more ideas.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Catherine Blithe at, or 215-729-5153, and she will be happy to assist you.

Read here a story from N. Ambrogi’s Fancy Fruit Store and its involvement with the Little Sisters

Contact us. We will be happy to help you and further introduce you to our mission and the many ways you can share. Sign up for our electronic newsletter to receive news from the Home and of upcoming events. We want to thank you warmly for being a part of the miracle. Oh, and please feel free to stop by and see what a difference YOUR gift has made!