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HOPE Day 2024 nets $434,778 for 100th annual Appeal


Thu, May 16th 2024 01:30 pm

Appeal 2024, which continues through June 30, now at 71.3% of $9.5 million goal

Submitted on Behalf of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese

HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, raised a total of $434,778 toward the 100th annual Appeal’s $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the “Fund for the Faith.” This total included $61,000 in matching funds from Uniland Development, Catholic Health and OneBridge Benefits, as well as a portion of proceeds from the limited edition “Hops for HOPE” beer sold by Resurgence Brewing Company.

HOPE Day 2024 was held May 15.

Appeal 2024, which continues through June 30, has currently raised $6,773,482.06, or 71.3%, of its $9.5 million goal.

“Thank you for joining with us in providing HOPE to our neighbors of all ages regardless of faith who are struggling to make ends meet or need the vital programs and services we provide,” said Deacon Steve Schumer, president and CEO, Catholic Charities. “We are so grateful for the generosity of our community during our seventh annual HOPE Day. Still, we know we have a continued challenge ahead for these final weeks, so we also invite others to consider a gift of any size – every dollar offers HOPE.”

The annual Appeal helps fund more than 50 programs and services administered by Catholic Charities along with several ministries through the “Fund for the Faith.” Programs and services provided by Catholic Charities supported more than 145,000 individuals, families and children across all faiths and throughout all eight counties of Western New York last year.

Donations to Appeal 2024 can be made at ccwny.org/donate.

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