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Fight Poverty, defend human dignity

For over 43.6 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line. For a family of four, that line is $21,834 a year*.
* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2009.
 
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes. Each year, 75% of the amount collected in our diocese is sent to the CCHD’s national office to support anti-poverty projects throughout the United States. Twenty-five percent of the annual collection is kept by the diocese for distribution in the form of grants to fund self-help initiatives benefitting local programs.
Together, we can make a difference in families and communities. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.
 
Read Bishop Hurley's letter to parishioners (English | Español)
CCHD Resources & Information (USCCB)