St. Columba receives much of its funding through government grants.  These grants require anywhere
from a 1:5 match (for every 5 dollars of government money, we have to come up with 1 dollar) to a 1:1
match (for every dollar of grant money we have to match with 1 dollar).  

While a majority of the match can be done through actual dollars, we are also permitted by some
funding sources to use in-kind donations.  Things such as food, clothes, and household items are
assigned a value and counted towards our match.  Not only are these items going directly to help those
in need, they are also helping us meet our match to continue to receive grant funding.

St. Columba always welcomes financial gifts.  Donations can be made instantly through PayPal using
the Make a Donation button below.

All gifts are tax deductible. To give you an idea of what your contribution supports, please see the







Bus passes for one homeless person to get to and from work
for one week.
Steel toe boots for one homeless person to obtain
One month of transportation for one Next Step resident to
seek employment.
Emergency food for three families for three days.

One month of utilities for one of our Next Step transitional
Transitional housing for one resident for one month

One month of rental assistance for one family

Provides all utilities for the Day Center for one month.
Please, make all checks payable to:
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
2114 Lafayette Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23509 Blvd.

In addition to financial gifts, we also depend on in-kind donations from our supporters to maintain
our programs.  The following are items that we frequently need.  
Food Pantry
Canned fruits and vegetables
Canned beans
Dry goods (cereals, rice, pasta)
Macaroni and Cheese
Soups and stews
Canned tuna
Peanut butter
Spaghetti sauce
Paper bags
Plastic bags

Clothing Closet
Men’s pants
Light color t-shirts
Socks Underwear/boxers

Day Center
Trial/hotel size toiletries
Spray deodorant
Antibacterial cleaners
Lysol disinfectant spray
3-Ring Binders
Rain ponchos

Next Step
Twin size sheets

We accept donations at our office Monday through Friday 8 - 3.
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
2114 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509             Phone: 757-627-6748          Fax: 757-622-2569