Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez recently launched the 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s largest annual fundraising initiative. It benefits hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. This year’s fundraising goal is $12.5 million with the theme “Giving Hope to All.”
The announcement took place at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies.
“By supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal, you are feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, supporting veterans, those in recovery, and helping students with special needs to receive the Catholic education they deserve,” said Archbishop Pérez. “You are helping desperate families get back on their feet and bringing joy to the lives of the aged and lonely. It is important to remind ourselves of the incredible work being done through the Appeal and how our brothers and sisters in need are encouraged, helped, and inspired with grace and dignity.”
William J. Phelan, IV, Esq., President of the CCA Board of Directors, as well as representatives from CCA beneficiaries were in attendance. Patrick Walsh, Director of Programs at Martha’s Choice Marketplace, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS); and Kathleen Clark from Lily’s Gift, a collaboration between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities, The Office of Life and Family, and CSS, which provides support to families with prenatal diagnosis, offered their support as well.
Each year, CCA helps to ensure the vitality of countless organizations and ministries throughout the five-county Archdiocese. CCA beneficiaries are grouped into five areas of ministries including Education; Social Services; Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life; Clergy; and Local Mission Activities.
To learn more about the CCA, visit catholiccharitiesappeal.org. CCA is powered by The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, an independent, nonprofit community foundation. To learn more, visit thecfgp.org