March 12, 2017
March 9, 2017
My Dear Parishioners,
2017 Catholic Charity Appeal
“Faith and Good Works”
Þ Because of you and your generosity to the annual Appeal, over 11,767 students and their families are served through the Catholic School Office. Thank you for your gift.
Þ At the Saint Martin de Porres Center in Providence, 9,680 elders and low-income families are served annually. Thank you for your gift to the Catholic Charity Appeal.
Þ Your support of the Catholic Charity Appeal will enable the Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund to continue to serve 29,500 clients annually. Thank you!
Þ Through your support of the Catholic Charity Appeal, 732 youth attended 8 multi-parish gathered thematic retreats from over 66 different parishes. Thank you for your generosity.
Þ Your support of the Catholic Charity Appeal helps 2,000 deaf and hard of hearing, 2,500 developmentally disabled and 800 blind individuals. Thank you for your generous gift!
Þ Your gift to the annual Appeal impacts the lives of 19,016 children and youth as well as 2,271 volunteer catechists and aides through the Office of Evangelization and Faith Formation. Thank you for your generosity!
Þ Your donation to the Catholic Charity Appeal impacts the lives of over 704 children who attended the Mother of Hope Camp in Chepachet. Thank you for your generous gift.
Case Statement for the Catholic Charity Appeal
The Catholic Charity Appeal is the main source of support for our diocesan agencies providing for the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Rhode Islanders each year.
It is our responsibility to ensure that these agencies and programs have the resources available to help our brothers and sisters in need.