Letter from the Archbishop — Collection will benefit anti-poverty efforts

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

May God bless you! This weekend our Archdiocese will take up the national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Your support for this collection brings change to people across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform their communities into reflections of the Kingdom of God. In addition to making a national impact, CCHD empowers those living in poverty in our own diocese, because 25% of the funds we collect stay here.

Locally, your CCHD donations support programs such as the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Mental Health/Substance Abuse Training and the Refugee Youth Employment Program. Donations will provide funds to establish and administer CASA’s new Mental Health/Substance Abuse Training for one year to assist families and children in the criminal justice system. The Refugee Youth Employment Program will empower refugee youth between the ages of 16-21 to financially contribute to their families, while simultaneously achieving their education and career goals.

More than 46 million people in the United States live in poverty today. CCHD supports those living in poverty across the country by funding programs that empower local communities to address their challenges. CCHD identifies and addresses the unique obstacles people face as they work to lift themselves out of poverty.

Your support for this collection makes a difference for so many Americans. Please prayerfully consider how you can help CCHD this year. For more information about the collection and the people it supports, visit www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.

Sincerely yours in our Lord,

Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville

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