Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Catholic Charities announces its 2013 goal of $10.7 million. The goal is $100,000 more than last year's goal.
Working under the theme “Protect. Strengthen. Empower.,” more than 600 Appeal volunteers will begin to reach out to individuals and businesses to support the dozens of programs and services offered by Catholic Charities.
“Inspired by the three core principles central to the work of Catholic Charities, this theme articulates how our efforts benefit the community and those who turn to us for help,” said Bishop Malone. “The theme also magnifies the link between the generosity of our donors and the results of our efforts.” Funds raised through the 2013 Appeal will help fund Catholic Charities’ programs across 61 sites in WNY. Appeal Week 2013 will take place March 17 through March 24 to celebrate the support of Western New Yorkers who have made a contribution to the Appeal, and encourage those who have not already donated to do so.
Although Appeal Week marks the strongest push for donations, volunteers will be working to achieve the final goal throughout the coming months, and if necessary, until the conclusion of Catholic Charities’ fiscal year on June 30.
Among the many services benefiting from the Appeal include behavioral health services, food pantries, basic relief services, counseling for individuals, children and families, and the refugee assistance program.