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Catholic Charities nearly there

by jmaloni
Fri, Jun 11th 2010 10:40 am

The 2010 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities has reached the $10 million mark with about three weeks to go until the close of the human service agency's fiscal year, Catholic Charities' officials announced this week.

Now less than one-half million dollars away from the goal set in January, the annual campaign is at 95.7 percent of its goal and has received contributions of $10,046,728.61 in cash and pledges.

Sister Mary McCarrick, Catholic Charities diocesan director, said the figure was a welcome mark to achieve.

"Ten million dollars is a significant number for this campaign and one we are grateful to reach at this time," McCarrick said. "The efforts of hundreds of volunteers and more than 62,500 generous donors have brought us to this point. All further efforts and contributions to narrow the gap to our final goal will be most appreciated."

Pledges and donations for the 2010 Appeal are accepted up until June 30. Contributions can be made through diocese parishes; directly to Catholic Charities at 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; by calling 218-1400 or via the organization's secure Web site at www.ccwny.org.

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