Gather4Good will take place regardless of weather.
The event will be moved indoors to the Loyola Catholic School gymnasium if weather is an issue.

Caring For Our Neighbors In Need

A service project for all ages

Personal Care Kits

At Gather4Good events, people of all ages assemble care kits that are distributed locally to homeless and domestic abuse shelters and to those receiving help through the Catholic United Response program. Care kits provide a sense of normalcy, dignity and hope to people in extreme desperation and need.

Catholic United Financial selects the venue, like a park, zoo or parish grounds, and provides the supplies, musical entertainment, refreshments and family fun -- all free of charge. Click here to find out why.

  • Registration Opens

    Plan to sign-in, get instructions and participate in an opening prayer. We'll also hear from a local representative who will share about how these kits will impact your local community.
  • Service Activity

    Care kit assembly begins. Volunteers of all ages can help, including entire families!
  • Activities and refreshments

    People of any age can assemble a care kit. Games and refreshments, plus musical entertainment, will be provided. Spontaneous dancing has been known to happen!


Our October event will be hosted by Loyola Catholic School, Good Counsel Campus, in Mankato, MN. (map)

It takes about 1-2 hours to assemble individual kits and bag them up for delivery to the service organizations which will distribute them. Volunteers are welcome to work at their own pace and to enjoy the other activities provided.


Gathering for good since 2010


Catholic United Financial and its members have been engaging the community to raise awareness about a local need and to benefit people in extreme desperation. Since the program began in 2010, we have assembled over 20,000 personal care kits and raised more than $37,000. In 2014, Gather4Good received commendations from the offices of Congressman John Kline and Senator Al Franken for "devotion to helping those in need." Past Gather4Good events have been held at:

  • St. Benedict Parish in Yankton, SD (photos)
  • St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring, MN (photos)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Hastings, MN (photos)
  • Cedar Lake Farm in New Prague, MN
  • Hemker Park and Zoo, Freeport, MN (photos)
  • Pax Christi Church, Rochester, MN
  • Central Park, Albertville, MN
  • Molitor's Quarry, Sauk Rapids, MN (photos)

If you are interested in learning more about this service project, or to bring a Gather4Good event to your neighborhood, please contact us:


  • Writing a personal message for a care kit
  • Volunteers brought the smiles to the event in West Fargo
  • So much help in Hastings, MN
  • Face Painting in Freeport, MN
  • Truck arrives to take kits to Sharing and Caring Hands Shelter in St. Paul, MN
  • So many kits! Great job St. Paul
  • Registration
  • Recognition from Congressman John Kline
  • Recognition from Congressman John Kline


Common questions about Gather4Good


Some of the charities and organizations who partner with us