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CCHD collection supports anti-poverty programs of the Church

CCHD 2017 graphic: Mom with her four sonsCatholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD): Working on the Margins 

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter to parishioners 

The annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), a national anti-poverty program of the Church, will be held in our parishes the weekend of November 18-19, on the celebration of the first World Day of the Poor instituted by Pope Francis.
(Read USCCB news release | Read Pope Francis' World Day of the Poor message)
The efforts of the CCHD are supported almost entirely through this collection. Your contribution, made at whatever level you're able to, will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes. Thank you for your generosity!  

Keeping it local

Twenty-five percent of the funds collected in our parishes through CCHD each year is retained by our diocese for local grants to organizations within our community. Learn about how these funds are being used in our diocese. 
More than 46 million Americans live below the poverty line. Many are working poor, struggling to better their lives and meet their needs and those of their families. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) stands alongside poor and low-income people helping to create permanent solutions to poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. Catholics across our country are part of the solution to help break the cycle of poverty. 

 How CCHD is helping to address the root causes of poverty



About the video above: The Chicago Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the Archdiocese of Chicago's anti-poverty program. Founded in 1970, Chicago CCHD's mission is to address the root causes of poverty in the Archdiocese through grants and education programs. Chicago CCHD seeks to promote a more just society, one in which all people, but especially the poor, are empowered to participate fully in society.