(CLEVELAND) In what appears to be headed toward another record-setting year, the 2018 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal has already exceeded its goal of $12.5 million. The theme, Your Mercy: Transforming Lives and Communities, resonated with parishioners from 185 parishes throughout the eight-county Diocese of Cleveland, who gave to the annual campaign. This follows a record-setting year in 2017, in which $14.1 million was raised, marking the most in recent history.
The Catholic Charities Annual Appeal, which is managed by the Catholic Community Foundation, kicked off in February 2018 to support Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, one of the largest health and human service providers in Northeast Ohio. Catholic Charities delivers programs and services to people who are elderly and infirmed, individuals who are hungry and homeless, children and families at risk, and children and adults with disabilities –regardless of their faith, race or background. A follow-up Appeal conducted in May successfully raised funds earmarked to battle the opioid crisis by expanding Catholic Charities’ addiction treatment services throughout all eight counties of the Diocese of Cleveland.
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