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Catholic Charities Appeal Press Conference 2022
On Monday, January 24, 2022, at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez launched the 2022 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA). CCA is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s single largest and most important annual fundraising initiative. This year’s fundraising goal is $12.5 million with the theme “Giving Hope to All.”
Mr. William “Bill” J. Phelan, IV, Esq., President of the CCA Board of Directors, as well as representatives from CCA beneficiaries also joined the Archbishop.
“By supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal you are feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, supporting veterans, those in recovery, and helping students with special needs receive the Catholic education they deserve. You are helping desperate families get back on their feet and bringing joy to the lives of the aged and lonely,” said Archbishop Pérez. “When you donate to the Catholic Charities Appeal, you transform your response into a vessel of hope for the most at risk and vulnerable in our midst.”
Ms. Lizanne Hagedorn, Executive Director of Nutritional Development Services, an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia which provides nourishing food to children and those in need across the Greater Philadelphia region, and representatives from Visitation Homes, a ministry of Catholic Social Services located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia which provides permanent, supportive housing for families experiencing homelessness, offered testimony about the critical impact of the CCA.
The Catholic Charities Appeal brings hope where hope is needed most. From center city, to the suburbs, from the suburban communities to our most distressed communities, almost a million people each year receive hope through the Catholic Charities Appeal.