Working on the Margins
Annual Collection of Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Weekend of November 19 and 20
In 1970, some priests and bishops across the country established the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection. The Diocese of San Jose’s well loved, justice priest, Monsignor Eugene Boyle, who several months ago died, was one of the original dreamers who inspired this annual event. The founders mandated the Campaign to fund non-profits with projects such as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives, credit unions as well as capital for industrial development and job training programs. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is planting seedlings of hope and is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous advocacy will help others help themselves and make lasting changes in their lives and in the lives of their families. The 2016 collection weekend coincides with the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. We have tried all year to intensify the spirit of mercy within our hearts. The eight-member committee which facilitates the local and national CCHD grants, are witnesses to the countable acts of mercy that non-profits can do with these grants to empower people.
2016 National Grants: BAOC (Bay Area Organizing Committee), LUNA (Latinos United for a New America) Local Grants: Day Worker Center of Mt. View, Working Partners PACT (People Acting in Community Together), AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement), SIREN (Services Immigrant Rights Education Network).
Additional information can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd.