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Catholic Charities: 'HOPE Day 2022' nets $310,850 for annual Appeal


Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm

Appeal 2022, which runs through June 30, now at 85% of $9.5 million goal

“HOPE Day,” the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, brought in $214,100 on May 11. Matching funds of $96,750 provided thanks to the generosity of Delaware North and other anonymous donors, added to this total to increase “HOPE Day’s” grand total to $310,850 toward the annual Appeal’s $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities and the “Fund for the Faith.”

“The annual Appeal is about bringing ‘HOPE’ to our neighbors in need through services such as basic emergency assistance, mental health counseling, workforce training, youth and family support services, and more,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO of Catholic Charities. “As we close in on the final six weeks of Appeal 2022, thank you to everyone who went above and beyond to help bring HOPE by contributing on HOPE Day.”

To date, $8,083,716, or 85% of Appeal 2022’s $9.5 million goal, has been raised.

The annual Appeal helps fund 57 programs and services administered by Catholic Charities across Western New York, along with several ministries that benefit all parishes through the “Fund for the Faith.” Programs and services provided by Catholic Charities supported more than 125,000 individuals, children, and families of all faiths in 2021.

Donations to Appeal 2022 can continue to be made at ccwny.org/donate through June 30.

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