The 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal has set a goal to raise $14 million in order to serve people in need throughout Northeast Ohio. The theme of “A time to heal. A time to help.” features stories of people whose lives have been transformed with the help of Catholic Charities.
“Jesus invites us to be his hands, his mind, and his heart to people who really need a lift – people looking for healing. And we can help them,” says Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland. The Bishop expresses his appreciation to donors, priests, and volunteers: “ You can make a difference in the lives of so many people who are looking for healing. By sharing your faith and generosity, you can bring peace to people and help to restore their lives to the wholeness that God wants for all of us. Thank you for considering this great gift that the Lord is asking you to make for his people.”
The Catholic Charities Appeal, which is managed by the Catholic Community Foundation, supports Catholic Charities in Northeast Ohio, one of the region’s most significant health and human service providers. Catholic Charities assists more than 400,000 people in need annually throughout the eight-county Catholic Diocese of Cleveland by offering 184 life-saving programs and services at 60 locations. Catholic Charities addresses the region's most pressing social issues such as homelessness, mental health and addiction, families in crisis, and care for the elderly.
The 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal will be introduced in all 185 parishes of the Diocese during the weekend of February 18-19 and will continue through the end of the year. Stories and videos of people whose lives have been transformed through the work of Catholic Charities can be viewed at https://www.catholiccommunity.org/2023-appeal/videos. Donors can make donations by texting “CCHope” to “41444”, by visiting www.catholiccommunity.org/Donate or by calling 216-696-6525 x1049.
For more information regarding the programs and services of Catholic Charities, visit www.ccdocle.org.