On the weekend of February 8 & 9, 2014 the annual second collection for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will be held. This collection raises crucial, undesignated dollars for Catholic Charities to respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable across the eight civil parishes of the archdiocese. Please remember those in need this weekend and help support our programs and ministries serving the most poor and vulnerable in our community.
Fast Facts about Catholic Charities:
- The second collection this weekend provides undesignated funds for Catholic Charities. Undesignated funds are crucial because they enable Catholic Charities to quickly respond to areas of greatest need during times of crisis and in the wake of disasters and hurricanes.
- Our mission is to be the heart and hands of Jesus Christ through programs that serve the most vulnerable and needy: Respecting the dignity and potential of each human person, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans collaborates with the wider community to serve those in need. Impelled by the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, we offer life-giving programs, advocate for the voiceless and empower the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.
- Catholic Charities embraces the poor and vulnerable – no matter who they are! Catholic Charities serves people regardless of religion, age, race, ethnicity or economic status.
- Many hands, one heart! Catholic Charities is an umbrella agency of many programs and ministries including food and nutrition programs, education programs for children and adults, pro-life and adoption services, and care for the elderly. We provide services for those in need from the womb to the tomb!
- Catholic Charities serves the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans – Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Washington, and St. Tammany.
- Last year*, Catholic Charities served 105,594 people including:
- 1,795 students of all ages were served through our educational programs such as After School Assembly, ESL programs, Head Start and Summer Witness Camps. 192 students were served through Catholic Charities School Based Counseling.
- 245 hearing impaired individuals were assisted with 5,638 hours of sign language interpreting through our Deaf Action Center.
- 488 homeless were given food and shelter through our homeless services programs, including Baronne Street and Beyond Shelter Transitional Housing.
- 781 individuals and families received assistance in the wake of Hurricane Isaac including case management, direct assistance and rebuilding assistance.
*FY July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
- More than 95% of every dollar donated goes to direct services to serve the poor and vulnerable.