Sunday, October 16, 2005

"Break the Cycle of Poverty - Build Community" - Support CCHD

Nearly 36 million Americans--one in eight--live in poverty. For 35 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), has helped to bring permanent solutions to poverty in communities across our country. CCHD works effectively with poor and low-income people to build solidarity, foster self-sufficiency, and strengthen communities.

In the Diocese of San Jose this year, seven local self-help community organizing groups received grants totaling $90,000.

On Sunday, November 20, 2005 all parishes in the diocese will take up an annual collection in support of CCHD. This collection is the primary source of funds for CCHD.

For materials to support this collection and for detailed information about poverty in America and CCHD's nationwide efforts, visit the websites at and For information on the local activities of CCHD or to obtain a speaker for the collection weekend, contact Linda Batton at 408-983-0158 or


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