Black background with lit tealight candles. Text reads "Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. First day of winter. Longest night of the year."

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

December 21 is Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. It is the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. While many of us are settling into warm homes for the evening, many others cannot.

Countless people have died while experiencing homelessness. On this day, we remember those who have died because they did not have a roof over their heads. We are here to provide warmth and refuge through the coldest of nights. We provide shelter for more than 80 men each night, and that number grows as temperatures drop dangerously low and snow falls on the ground.

The world can be a dark place, but Catholic Charities is dedicated to bringing light to those living in darkness, comforting those who are in pain, and relieving the burdens they carry.

If you are inclined to provide help, our guests are in need of warm gloves, which can be dropped off at 1654 W. Onondaga St. Thank you.

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