Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to the Catholic Charities 2016 Campaign!! Just under 300 families and individuals have contributed about $83,000. This very impressive number still leaves us nearly $14,000 short of our goal and about 40 donors below last year’s participation.

As you know Catholic Charities does good work for 131,000 people in the eight counties of Western New York – including feeding 2,200 hungry people each month through both WIC programs and food pantries. In this time of an addiction and drug overdose crisis, Catholic Charities provides a phone line for same day addiction counseling. The needs in our community are great and Catholic Charities – with our help – is the hand of God reaching out to our neighbors in need.

Again, Father Pat and all of us say, “Thank you!”, to those who have already contributed generously. And, we ask those who have not yet given to consider the great needs and the good work of Catholic Charities – and give with love!