The Little Sisters came to Scranton, Pa., in 1908. Sustaining our Home throughout the last 100 years has been an ongoing 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 ongoing work of caring for the needy Elderly.

Approximately 60 percent of the funds needed to operate Holy Family Residence 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 and grants, to the numerous fundraising events held each year.

Ways to donate:

  • Online donation
  • Gifts in Kind: businesses and individuals donate needed items such as food, personal care items and office supplies.
    See Wish List (PDF).
  • Workplace giving: find out if your company has a matching gift program.
  • Tribute funds: these gifts can be in memory of a loved one or to honor someone.
  • Legacies


If you wish to be a part of this ongoing miracle, please contact Jackie Galvin by e-mailing her at

You can also call (570) 343-4065. We will be happy to help you and further introduce you to our mission and the many ways you can share. 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!