October 24, 2016
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
October 24, 2016, WORCESTER, MA -- Thirty-one grants totaling $14,700 are being presented today as part of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The collection is taken up nationwide each year on the week before Thanksgiving and 25% of the donations are used for local organizations who are working to combat poverty and the root causes of poverty in America. The grants are being presented by Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, on behalf of the local CCHD committee at a ceremony
at 1 pm at Clark University LEEP Student Engagement Center, 931Main Street, Worcester, in SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER. The recently completed building is next to St. Peter Parish in Worcester.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
$900 grants to the following:
A RAW Journey (Refugee Artisans of Worc) sponsored by the Xaverian Missionaries; Linking Mothers and Infants to Support, Pernet Family Health Service Inc.; Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish’s Wellness Fund, Spencer; Visitation House, sponsored by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Webster; ESL Program and the Youth Mentoring Program at St. Peter Parish-St. Andrew Mission, Worcester; Marie Anne Center ESL sponsored by the Sisters of St. Anne.
$600 grants to the following
St. Bernard Youth Kidz Basketball at Our Lady of Providence Parish, Worcester; Wheels for Change at Catholic Charities of Worcester County; Thanksgiving Meal Project at St. Louis Parish, Webster; Burmese Refugee Outreach sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Parish, Worcester; John 21 Community Breakfast by St. Patrick Parish, Whitinsville;
$300 grants to the following:
Mercy Fuel/Food Fund by Sisters of Mercy; Reuniting Child and Family by McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys; St. Paul Cathedral Outreach Food Pantry, Worcester; POD Installation at St. Anne Church, Shrewsbury; Food Emergency and Stabilization Team at Catholic Charities, Leominster; Personal Essential Needs Services at Catholic Charities, Worcester; Seasonal Solutions at Catholic Charities, Whitinsville; Our Lady of Providence Food Pantry, Worcester; St. Vincent de Paul Food & Energy Assistance (Winchendon) at Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Vincent de Paul Kindergarten Buddies (Worcester); St. Vincent de Paul Outreach (Spencer); St. Vincent de Paul at Sacred Heart / St. Catherine of Sweden, Worcester; St. Vincent de Paul - Housing at St. Mary's Uxbridge; Dismas House Hunger Relief / Utility Fund sponsored by St. Peter Parish, Worcester; Replacing Nap Cots at St. Joseph's Church, Fitchburg; Marie Anne Center Teen Talk sponsored by Sisters of Saint Anne.
$200 grants to the following:
Worcester Community Action Council; Intergenerational 30 hour Famine Project sponsored by St. Louis Parish, Webster; Garden Project at St. Joseph's Church, Fitchburg.