Catholic Charities Month 2021
Catholic Charities Month: August 2021
While summer is a relaxing and fun season for many of us, the poor and vulnerable are experiencing great stress.
- Cynthia, 25, is a single mom with two young children. If she used the
air conditioning in her small apartment this summer, Cynthia knew that she would fall behind on her bills. She received help paying her utility bills and also enrolled her children in Catholic Charities’ Head Start Program.
- James, 51, lives under a bridge most of the year, but comes to
Catholic Charities for shelter during extremely hot or stormy weather.
- Dorothy, 82, lives alone in a small home without air conditioning. She called Catholic Charities and was provided a big box fan and weekly friendly phone calls to make sure she was doing well.
- Jose, 36, was laid off from his job when the pandemic began last year.
Unable to secure new employment, Jose quickly fell behind on his bills. Accessing Catholic Charities’ Mobile Food Pantry helped him provide food for his children and freed up money to pay for his young son’s diabetes medication.
Unfortunately, summer is a time when charitable donations drop, but our client numbers remain high. Our poor and vulnerable neighbors need your help today… for a nutritious meal, a safe place to stay, and for the extra bit of assistance that can make a meaningful difference.
August is Catholic Charities Month and we pray that you will give a gift which will create a positive impact on someone living in
poverty. Our work is only possible because of God’s grace and your generosity.
Please send a gift today. We’ll remember your kindness each month with a prayer in honor of you and other donors who help us do God’s work in our community. Our clients will also think of you with gratitude as they transform their lives with the help of Catholic Charities’ programs and services. On behalf of those we serve, thank you!
God Bless You,
Director of Development and Communications
Making a gift online is easy. Please click here to make a donation online or call 815-724-1140 to use a credit card by phone.